Manchester Metropolitan University

Art History Manchester Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Taught by professional animators, practitioners and academics this course will provide you with an understanding of animation production for industry. Recognised as one of the largest media hubs in Europe, Manchester is a vibrant city with a wealth of opportunities to connect with the animation sector. Through the course you will be introduced to techniques relevant to cutting-edge animation and the underlying principles of motion, performance and expression. The course focuses on the creative practices, motion and storytelling fundamentals that are at the heart of all animation, irrespective of technique. Animation is one of the fastest growing sectors in the creative industries and due to our ever-growing hunger for animated content there are now many opportunities to work in this vibrant field.

Course details


In Year 1, you will study the history of art during the modern period (1800-1950), by considering general relationships between art and society as well as specific movements and artists. You will also consider the meanings of images and objects and contexts for their use and display. In Year 2 you will explore the development of art practice between 1950 and 2000, looking at the emergence and spread of new approaches to art and the development of new relationships between art and society during this period. You will also develop your interpretative skills by addressing approaches to the historical and critical interpretation of art and images. In Year 3 you will examine range of art practices that have been developed between 2000 and the present-day, considering old and new mediums and both traditional and new ways of displaying contemporary art. You will also reflect upon the contexts within which art (both historical and contemporary) is produced, seen, interpreted and circulated.

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!

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Course code 2W33
Institution code M40
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points Minimum 112 - 120 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design). A Level General Studies is not accepted.
A level BBC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

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