Barking and Dagenham College

Animation BA (Hons) Barking and Dagenham College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of East London


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Course summary

Barking & Dagenham College offers an established first-class undergraduate and postgraduate experience with a vocational emphasis that will equip you with the skills and expertise you need to achieve your career goals. Our commitment to personalised support also helps to keep you focused on your goals and motivated to achieve.

The spirit of business innovation in London is moving ever eastwards, and with it comes a wealth of opportunity. Barking & Dagenham College is on the doorstep of central London, offering you an educational experience that will deliver the skills you need to take advantage of these opportunities.

This third year BA (Hons) top-up from Foundation Degree in Animation is designed to build on the vocational platform offered by the FdA in Animation at Barking & Dagenham College, and provides opportunities to develop academic pathways in the subject area, including research and dissertation, experimental approaches to practice, project realization and exhibition, and reflective development of professional practice.

During your studies, you will have access to the design studios and industry-standard software at Barking & Dagenham College. You will also benefit from access to the state-of-the-art libraries and other learning resources of our course partner, the University of East London (UEL).

Course details


This one year programme functions as a third year top-up to the Foundation Degree in Animation. Each year is divided into two semesters. You will be required to study for a minimum of 35 hours per week – this will be made up of a mixture of lectures, seminars, practical workshops, independent study, research and project work.

During your studies you will cover four modules:

  • Experimental approaches to animation or experimental approaches to games design
  • New horizons in animation
  • Research project and dissertation
  • Final major project and exhibition

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 CA10
Institution code B11
Campus name Rush Green Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 240 points You must have either:

- A foundation degree (FdA) in Animation
- An equivalent Level 5 qualification (e.g HND) in Animation or a closely- related subject.

All applicants will need to attend an interview.

Mature students may present a more varied entry profile of achievement that may include relevant work experience and a range of qualifications that may include professional qualifications.

When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will make use of information other than just academic qualifications; which may include previous academic performance, relevant work experience, personal statement, references, and any portfolio, written or mathematics test or interview, to make our decision.
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

You must have either:

- A foundation degree (FdA) in Animation
- An equivalent Level 5 qualification (e.g HND) in Animation or a closely- related subject.

All applicants will need to attend an interview.

Additional entry requirements


You will need to present a portfolio demonstrating your creative and technical abilities.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 Students are expected to be able to demonstrate English language comprehension at a level equivalent to International English Language Test System (IELTS) 5.5, with no less than 5.0 in any skill.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5,000 Year 1
England £5,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,000 Year 1
Scotland £5,000 Year 1
Wales £5,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

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Barking and Dagenham College
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