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Masters Degrees in Computer Animation in the UK

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Computer Animation MA

Kingston University London United Kingdom

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3D Computer Animation MA

University of Wales Trinity Saint David United Kingdom

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Computer Animation and Visual Effects MSc

Bournemouth University (BU) United Kingdom

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3D Computer Animation MA

University of the Arts London (UAL) United Kingdom

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Animation for Computer Games MA, PG Dip, Postgraduate Certificate

Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom

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Study a Computer Animation Masters in the UK in 2024

Computer animation is at the forefront of the animation world today. It is the technique used in most animated films, games, and other productions. You will cover all aspects of animation design, from idea to creation and production, as well as understanding and exploring the software behind the design process.

An undergraduate degree in computer animation will give you a foundation of knowledge around the fundamentals of animation. You will study modules on computer generated animation, as well as graphic design, special effects, and motion capture.

Your degree will be delivered in a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical and computer laboratory sessions. You might be required to take part in a placement year, which will develop your professional practice.

Depending on where you choose to study, you may be able to specialise towards the end of your degree. This specialisation can influence the area in which you choose to work after you have graduated. Common specialisations include:

  • Moving Image Theory and Practice
  • Lighting and Rendering
  • Digital Fabrication
  • 2D and 3D animation
  • Character Design

If your degree programme requires you to write a dissertation or submit a final year project, this will give you the opportunity to further research a favoured area of computer animation.

The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. Different countries have different accreditation systems. Typically, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc), or a Bachelor of the Arts (BA).

Generally, an undergraduate degree in computer animation will take three to four years to complete. Foundation degrees, diplomas and certificates can last up to two years, when studied full-time.

Once you have successfully completed your degree course, you can choose to either seek employment in your chosen area, or further your studies. Continuation of your studies could be in the form of a postgraduate degree, such as a masters or PhD, or a graduate diploma or certificate.

The most common destination for computer animation graduates is to work directly within the field, in roles such as animators, graphic designers and art directors. Graduates will also be able to find work in areas such as advertising, web design, and publishing, among others.

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The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

See our detailed guide to studying in the UK for international students.

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