BA (Hons) Animation

Our BA (Hons) Animation three year degree course will give you a solid understanding, and a range of practical experience, for you to build your career as an animaton expert. You will focus on traditional and digital animation skills and techiques and learn transferable skills and technical know how to give you an edge in the industry.




Level 6

Course Type

HE (Degree Level)


Higher Education (HE)

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Options Course Code Starts Ends Days Annual Fee Overseas Fee
enquire apply 61335y1 23/09/24 13/06/25 Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday £7995 £9000

What will I study?

You will learn the essential animation principles during lectures and workshops, and from there, build your knowledge of animation techniques and mediums, embracing traditional and new media technology.

All aspects of animation will be explored. You will learn about stop frame animation, CGI and 3D animation with a particular focus on modelling and rigging, and take part in live action-animation workshops. Throughout the course lectures and assignments, there will be an emphasis on planning and pre-production, production and post-production skills, and how they relate to the industry.

In the final year you will undertake a dissertation and final self-initiated project leading up to an end of year screening of your work.

During the course you will study a range of topics including:

  • Principles of Animation, traditional hand drawn and 2D animation techniques and skills.
  • Stop Frame Animation, experimentation, pre-production, narrative planning, storyboard, character and set design, film, sound and editing.
  • Introduction to contextual and critical studies
  • Introduction to CGI 3D animation, modelling and rigging.
  • Commercial Project: self-initiated content, animation production and end of year show.
  • Live Action-animation compositing workshop.
  • Professional Development application to industry experience and work.
  • Contemporary Critical Studies.
  • Self-initiated animation project for Final Degree Show
  • Experimental film making and development of animation film language.
  • Dissertation.
  • Professional Development and progression.
  • Character and set design, animation film language, film making, CGI 3D animation, Professional development, Work experience, Principles of animation

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have graduated, you will have a diverse range of skills to start you career with. You are now fully-equipped to enter the creative industry in a number of areas including animation, game design, advertising or illustration. You may decide to begin freelance work, or progress onto MA Animation programmes.

Additional Info

This degree is subject to validation with the University of East Anglia.

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