The UK's animation industry is global success, so there's never been a better time to start your career as an animator.
As an ambitious designer and creative thinker, you explore all aspects of 2D and 3D animation on this cutting-edge degree course. We'll equip you with the critical and technical skills required to produce animated works, alongside learning about scriptwriting, character development, storyboarding and cinematography.
This course will give you the professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills you'll need to work successfully within the international animation industry. Learn about animation in a way that reflects current art and industry practice.
You'll explore the different areas of animation through studio practice, academic research, and study. By the end of the course you'll have developed an animated thesis film and a professional show reel, tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your career as an animator.
Develop as an animator in a University ranked 8th in the UK for Art & Design. (The Complete University Guide 2019)
We're delighted that 100% of animation students would recommend studying at NTU. (National Student Survey 2018)
Study the broadest range of disciplines, including drawing, writing and storyboarding for 2D and 3D animation; character design and performance animation; experimental animation; scoring, production and direction.
Have access to industry-standard equipment and software such as Autodesk's Maya, TVPaint, CelAction2D, ZBrush and Dragonframe.
Develop your professional skills through self-initiated work experience placements, industry competitions, collaborations with organisations and guest lectures.
Learn from course staff with expertise in areas such as scriptwriting, sequential drawing and commercial animation.
Apply to study part of your degree abroad through our Erasmus+ programme.
Exhibit your work at our Degree Show in Nottingham in your final year.
Be selected to showcase your work at international film festivals, such as the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.