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Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant field, or equivalent industry experience
  • International students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent
  • Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview
  • All applicants must submit a visual portfolio with their application, which can be accessed on line. This could be a portfolio of drawings, illustrations or storyboards, or/combined with a showreel of short animated works up to 5 minutes in duration

Months of entry


Course content

MA Animation is designed to enable you to refine your animation skills, to develop a longer form animated film, serial or series, and prepare to “take it to market”.

You will learn to write story and script and will work with actors to bring vocal life to your creations. You will make practical materials and animated footage, learn the art of self-promotion and gain the relevant skills to build an electronic press kit and series bible.

You will learn the art of the pitch, and deliver it in front of panels and industry professionals. You will also become skilled in the contextualization of your own work, and be able to apply a range of cultural critique to it.

All of your efforts culminate in the final major project: 'Greenlight: Pitch Ready', where you will prepare your final animated series or long form film sequences to pitch to industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

03330 141414