Taught course

Animation Production

Arts University Bournemouth · Arts University Bournemouth

Entry requirements

To discuss an application or to apply for the MA Animation Production course, please contact Professor Paul Ward (pward@aub.ac.uk) +44 1202 363732. For this discussion, it will be helpful if you include the Vimeo link to your Portfolio, and a personal statement of what you are looking to achieve on the course.

The Arts University College at Bournemouth is now offering Masters of Arts with courses in Animation; Architecture*; MArch; Costume; Fine Art; Photography; Graphic Design; Interactive Media; Illustration; Fashion and Contemporary Performance. This course offers students the opportunity to build on their achievements and to study at an advanced level. Students deepen their knowledge and their ability to focus on their chosen field in relation to the key aspects that inform it. Students from all courses study together creating the potential for innovation and the collaboration of ideas and research methods.*Course is subject to validation

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Animation Production enables students to develop themselves and their work by focusing on Practice, Theory and Professionalism and the ‘critical dialogue’ between them.

More specifically, the MA Animation Production will draw upon our institutional and team strengths to allow students to explore their practice in a postgraduate context. The AUB Animation philosophy sees observation, drawing and an understanding of the traditional principles of animation as fundamental, but these are critically contextualised in relation to technology, history, theory and professional/studio practice. The course team are regularly augmented by Visiting Tutors and specialists from industry – visitors to date include award-winning animators Bill Plympton, Barry Purves, Joanna Quinn and Suzie Templeton.

Information for international students

For further information, email the International Office or call 01202 363233.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work60
Professional practice20

Course contact details

Paul Ward
+44 (0)1202 363732