Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Any appropriate professional experience will also be considered. This programme requires the submission of a portfolio and study proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Animation is a fantastically diverse medium, and its possibilities are expanding continually. Animators are dealing with new platforms for delivery, new technologies for production, and new audiences as the theories and contexts of animation are being developed and understood. Animation has become an integral element of most feature production via VFX pipelines, documentary production through the use of data visualisation and improved compositing techniques, and a vital part of any interactive production.

In order to address this wide range of potential interests within the discipline of animation the postgraduate animation courses at ECA are non-prescriptive in terms of methodology, and of output, and a large part of your research work on the course will relate to both your chosen way of working and how to position yourself in the wider milieu of animation.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

Funding support might be available through SAAS or the appropriate LEA.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

ECA Graduate School
+44 (0) 131 651 5736