Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Animation (online)

University of the Arts London - London College of Communication · Faculty of Screen

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

MA Animation (online) will provide you with the latest knowledge and approaches to build your animation, design, and creative direction skills. Through a journey of experimentation, you’ll explore animation techniques and digital technologies to help you develop your own tone of voice, and have the support and freedom to specialise in your chosen direction.

What can you expect?

  • You’ll develop accomplished skills in various animation practices, with a special focus on digital animation due to the online nature of the course.
  • You'll attend online classes, participate in academic discussions, and develop a deeper knowledge of the theory underpinning your own practice.
  • With opportunities to test creative ideas within a critical framework, you’ll also learn vital teamwork skills which reflect the workflows of professional practice.
  • You’ll be given free access to software such as Toon Boom, After Effects and Maya, although you may need to purchase other programmes at a reduced educational price.
  • As an MA Animation (online) student, you’ll be expected to have access to a computer, drawing tablet, camera, microphone and good internet connection.
  • You’ll learn through online and distance learning platforms, where you’ll use your camera and microphone for a more direct and engaging learning experience by participating in activities and group discussions.

About London College of Communication

The communications sector is evolving fast. Through our world-leading community of teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students to develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and to discover new possibilities and practices. Our Design, Media and Screen Schools produce experts and award-winners across virtual reality, journalism, photography, television and sound, graphic communication, games, design management – and more. The London College of Communication experience is all about learning by doing. Our students get their hands dirty and develop their skills through the exploration of our facilities and technical spaces. Students work on live briefs and commissions, with everything from independent start-ups and charities in Southwark, through to major global companies. Student designers, makers and innovators have worked with Nike, Penguin, the EU Commission, Colgate, Plan International, the National Trust, Nokia and Royal Mail, to name a few.

Please note this course is subject to approval.

Information for international students

All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend you let us know your English language test score in your application. If you have booked a test or are awaiting your results, please indicate this in your application. When asked to upload a CV as part of your application, please include any information about your English test score.

IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.

If your first language is not English, you can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level in English on the Language Requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more by visiting our funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0)207 514 6599