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Entry requirements

Applicants do not necessarily need to have a university Bachelors degree to apply for this course, but must be able to clearly demonstrate a good level of animation ability, have a real passion for animation and be fully committed to a career in it.

Months of entry


Course content

In partnership with Aardman – the home of Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Early Man and more – this intensive 12-week course is taught by industry professionals at Aardman studios in Bristol.

The course aims to enable students to develop the core practical skills needed to become competent professional animators and to create believable characters through acting and performance. Each year it evolves with industry needs and best practice.

Students also attend specific Acting for Animation workshops, life drawing and yoga, supporting animation exercises designed to challenge and expand the students’ repertoire of performance animation.

The course has an incredibly successful track record with over 80% of graduates having worked in the industry at studios such as Aardman Features, Animortal, Blink Ink, Blue Zoo, Jellyfish, Factory Create, Traveller’s Tales and on the recent Wes Anderson Isle of Dogs feature film.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    part time
    3 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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