Taught course


University of Salford · School of Media, Music and Performance

Entry requirements

For direct entry to the MA Animation, your first degree must include an appropriate amount of media production, technology and design. You should have a 2:1 honours degree or appropriate industry experience. The School particularly welcomes students from overseas and students aged 21 or over, who, in lieu of formal academic qualifications, have the relevant experience (through either industrial expertise or artistic practice) and can demonstrate the necessary motivation, knowledge and potential to follow the course successfully. Non-standard entry for applicants with appropriate experience is via the University AP(E)L procedure.

Months of entry


Course content

Key Benefits:

  • Offers a range of elective modules which you can choose from to build your MA to suit your particular specialism
  • Based at MediaCityUK
  • Industry practitioners directly involved

The aim of this course is to offer you the opportunity to develop skills and a creative understanding of animation production, together with a critical understanding of 3D animation systems and technologies. You will also have the opportunity to create projects with other MA students studying across the range of creative MA specialisms in the Collaborative Project module.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 14/15

  • Full-time £7,000
  • Full-time International £11,170
  • Full-time PgDip £4,667

Fees 15/16

  • Full-time £7,000
  • Full-time International £12,500
  • Full-time PgDip £4,668

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquires
+44 (0)161 295 4545