Taught course

Animation

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Design
Qualifications
MFA

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in animation or film.

Months of entry

September

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 through 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 the wide range of potential interests within the discipline of animation, our courses are non-prescriptive in terms of methodology and output and take advantage of extensive classical and digital technical resources.

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. You will develop an awareness of how to affect dynamic transformation and movement, whether it’s upon a product, an environment, a data set or a film narrative. You will be required to be resourceful, critical, and above all independent.

Qualification and course duration

MFA

full time
21 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
cahss.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 4086