Taught course

Animation for Health and Wellbeing

Loughborough University · School of Arts

Entry requirements

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative and pioneering post-graduate programme enables students to explore and push the boundaries of animation in the public, private and charitable services. This programme is cross-disciplinary, offering areas of study within the broad heading of health and wellbeing. Including opportunities to learn about animation as therapy, auto-therapeutic animation and assistive animation technology.

Using ‘The Good Hearts Model’ students will have the opportunity to learn how animation is used in the therapeutic process, and applied to a topic of the student’s choice. Auto-therapeutic Animation provides a platform for personal expression, communication and self-exploration. Students will have the possibility to produce a short film based on a personal issue or cause, developing a process and film that empowers them or others by giving voice to their concerns.

Assistive Animation technology, students will identify a pertinent issue in the wider social arena producing a publicly mediated outcome, allowing students to explore how animation, design and its processes can be used in an assistive way for services or impactful visual purpose.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1509 222 496