Animation University for the Creative Arts

Animation is one of the most significant and rapidly expanding media fields. An enormous range of career opportunities exist in animation, from the traditional techniques of animation storytelling to drawn, model and CGI animation.

Alumni of our BA (Hons) Animation course include over twenty Oscar and BAFTA winners, as well as numerous nominees and many other award winners who have maintained UCA’s reputation for creativity and innovation in a vibrant and ever-expanding animation industry.

From Peppa Pig, the Meerkats, and Fantastic Mr Fox, to Frankenweenie, Simon’s Cat, and Hey Duggee, many of our Animation students have gone on to become renowned animators, directors, filmmakers and producers in the world of animation.

Similar courses that we offer:

Animation (4 year) - UCA Farnham
Computer Animation Arts - UCA Rochester
Illustration & Animation - UCA Canterbury

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Farnham

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

In Year 1 you'll learn the fundamental principles and techniques of animation and the exploration of drawing for the expression of ideas. You’ll gain a practical understanding of computer animation, examining the various methodologies in creating digital content for animation. You'll also study movement and acting as a means of communicating character, mood and emotion, and undertake life-drawing sessions. This year will introduce you to key concepts and critical debates in media, visual and cultural theory. In Year 2 you’ll produce a professionally finished film, and study the concepts and advanced digital techniques relating to computer animation. You'll also explore the historical development of animation through its systems, institutions and practices, and the work of key practitioners. In Year 3 you'll produce your final animated film and undertake a dissertation related to your chosen area of practice.


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W615
Institution code C93
Campus name Farnham

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 new UCAS points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject area.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £12,350 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £12,350 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.