In a world where visual communication is the norm, animators are in high demand in TV, movies, gaming, corporate films, education and mainstream news media.
This BA (Hons) Animation degree course gives you the technical skills, insight and platform to apply your creative talent to a successful career in 2D or 3D animation in the film, computer games, visualisation, motion capture and advertising industries.
What you'll experience
On this Animation degree course you’ll:
- Develop creative and technical abilities in character animation, visual storytelling, compositing and editing
- Learn from staff who co-directed animations for Disney, Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network, works for the BBC, and produced animation and special effects for high-profile feature films including the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia franchises
- Develop your practical skills in our animation drawing room, visual effects (VFX) facility, motion capture studio and Wacom Cintiq suite
- Practice techniques such as the performance capture process that animators used in the film, Avatar
- Use the latest software (Maya, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Toonboom, Flash, TV paint), production methods and CG (computer graphic) equipment
You can also:
- Meet prospective employers and other industry contacts when you showcase your work at our student screening in London
Careers and opportunities
When you finish this Animation degree course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.
What jobs can you do with an Animation degree?
Previous students have gone on to work as animators, concept artists, directors, compositors, creative directors, art directors, modellers, user interface (UI) designers and post-production technical directors at well-known companies such as:
- The Mill
- Sony Pictures Animation
- Kuju Games
- Centroid 3d in Pinewood Studios
- Cartoon Network on the Amazing World of Gumball
They’ve worked on high-profile feature films and cartoons including:
- Life of Pi
- Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
- The Amazing World of Gumball
Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.
After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career