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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Animation at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £600

Optional Estimate: 1,600

How are these costs calculated?

Students are recommended to purchase a laptop or Desktop PC in their first year capable of producing creative digital work, together with specialist software. However there are PCs in campus and students can loan laptops. Students are also advised to purchase a digital storage device (at least 1TB), a Wacom digital tablet and a pair of professional headphones (although the Wacoms and headphones are available for free loan on campus). In years 2 and 3 students may be required to purchase specialist software licences.

Placement Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £300

Optional Estimate: £900

How are these costs calculated?

There are two study trips per year. One will be local (Manchester) and costs will be minimal or in some cases, free of charge. The second optional trip will be national or International but will run alongside alternate activities for those students who decide not to attend.

Professional Costs

There are no additional professional membership fees required for full qualification.

Other Costs

Optional Estimate: £150

How are these costs calculated?

Final year students may wish to invest in a professional website hosting service in order to promote their work.


Manchester Campus


Manchester School of Art

Taught by professional animators, this course will provide you with a solid understanding of animation production. 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 learn cutting-edge computer animation and the underlying principles of motion, performance and expression. The course focuses on the art, motion and storytelling fundamentals that are at the heart of all animation, irrespective of technique.

Find out more about this course, including resources and staff profiles at

Your career prospects after the course

The recent move of the BBC and ITV children's departments to MediaCityUK has enhanced an already strong children's media ecosystem.

Skilled talent in animation is necessary not only for the high-profile children's animation programming, but also for the myriad of agencies that produce high-end animated content for gaming, marketing/advertising, e-learning, publishing, visual effects, augmented reality, architectural visualisation, app development, prototyping, etc.

There is an ever-growing demand in Manchester for this type of talent, which makes MMU's focus on future animation so timely and exciting.

Graduates will be able to use their skills to work all over the world in what is a truly global industry.

Animation graduates from the UK are often invited to work in Canada and the US, South America, Asia (specifically Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Hong Kong), Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, France, Scandinavia and increasingly, China.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will interview you as part of your application.

We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Specific GCSE requirements

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

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate points


IELTS score required for international students

6.0. with no element below 5.5

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

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