Pearson College London (including Escape Studios)

The Art of Computer Animation Pearson College London (including Escape Studios) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Kent


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Course summary

Do you dream of working in the animation industry or even starting your own studio? Advancements in technology and the boom of the VFX industry have made computer animation one of the fastest growing careers. Our animation degree has been developed in collaboration with top practitioners to provide you both the professional skills and knowledge that the industry is looking for.

Bring your characters to life from day one - working in industry-style studios using the latest tools and techniques and working as part of a team on high quality creative projects. You'll have intensive, hands-on tutorials with industry-trained tutors, who alongside practising animation professionals will provide regular feedback on your work.

You'll graduate studio ready with a professional portfolio of work to show employers and a degree validated by the University of Kent - known as the UK's European University.

Course details


Stage 1 (Level 4) modules: Creative Foundations Project, Creative Foundations Craft, Computer Animation , Video Game Art , Compositing for Visual Effects, 3D for Visual Effects. Stage 2 (Level 5) modules: Computer Animation Pro, Computer Animation Advanced, Specialism, Industry Studio Project. Stage 3 (Level 6) modules: Advanced Specialism, Professional Practice, Professional Studio Project

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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

Course code I700
Institution code P34
Campus name Pearson College London
Campus code P

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 120 points In addition to passing a Creative Workshop we require two passes at A Level or an equivalent qualification(s).
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade C or equivalent qualifications.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

We’ve designed this programme to develop pioneering minds for the creative industries, thriving on visual adrenaline. While you’re with us you’ll learn the skills you need to flourish in the industry. You’ll develop a deep understanding of your technical craft, work in teams on professional projects, and learn how to produce beautiful visual and interactive experiences.

We want to make sure that the course is right for you, and that you are right for the course, so we invite applicants to a Creative Workshop.

Part 1: Portfolio Review
Sitting in small groups with 4 other applicants and 1 assessor, you will have 5-10 minutes to present your portfolio. This is pretty informal - we want you to show your work, discuss your creative process, and answer any questions that the group asks. This is your chance to really show off your creative skillset!

The other 4 applicants in the group will then present their work, and you will be able to ask them questions.

You’ll then change groups and go through the process again.

Part 2: Creative Task
You will work in small teams on a creative brief; coming up with ideas, bringing them to life, and presenting them at the end of the day for feedback.

This task has been devised by one of our industry partners, and is the kind of challenge you would get in a real VFX/Animation/Games studio.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

2020 entry: £9,250 per year

Provider information

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Pearson College London (including Escape Studios)
80 Strand
City of London

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