Taught course

Animation and Digital Effects

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science

Entry requirements

Typically you need a second class honours degree or above in a • traditional art • digital art • digital media • games design • multimedia or a related subject. We expect you to be artistic and motivated to produce high quality animations and digital artwork. You must also demonstrate that you have an appropriate level of skill in art or animation by presenting previous work, show-reels or portfolios. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. International and European entry qualifications If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

Months of entry


Course content

This course equips you with the high level practical and conceptual skills to develop a career within animation and visual effects. Projects are based on real world scenarios and encourage you to develop innovative and creative approaches across a range of applications, techniques and genre types. You use modern, industry-standard facilities to develop your skills and build a portfolio of work to showcase to employers.

  • Develop existing skills in animation and digital effects ready for a career in the industry.
  • Increase your knowledge of cutting-edge media technologies in excellent facilities.
  • Respond to real world scenarios from industry as part of your studies.
  • Create a portfolio that showcases your work to future employers.

Information for international students

Please visit our website.

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit our website to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months months
      full time
      12 months months

      Course contact details

      Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science
      +44 (0)114 225 5555