Animation study in the UK

Animation in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Animation.

UK Animation Courses

Introduction to Animation

There are a variety of Animation courses offered at universities throughout the UK, many of which are taught by those currently in the industry, or who have extensive experience in the field. Choosing the right course though can be difficult, and that is why our highly experienced consultation staff – who have close links with many of the best Animation universities in the country – can help you find the right programme.

Applying for an Animation course?

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There are a number of reasons why studying Animation at a UK university will benefit your career. Every aspect of 3D animation is covered, including modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering, graphic design and character animation. Alongside learning the core practical skills needed to succeed, students will also study conceptual and theoretical topics such as art, design, communication, narrative and scripting. Animation media allow students to become part of the 3D, CG, games and film production network in the UK and beyond. Course modules can include:

  • Illustration
  • Visual Communication
  • Digital Film and Animation
  • Visualization
  • Design
  • Animation for computer games
  • Media

Careers in Animation

Animation is an extremely competitive industry and much work is given out on a freelance basis. Following graduation, an entry level job as a runner or assistant are normal, before eventually moving into a junior animation role. Senior roles will involve much less hands on animation and more paperwork, alongside project management and idea creation.

What are the entry requirements for Animation?

A portfolio is absolutely crucial to the success of your application. Universities want to see your own creativity and talent, and a showreel can showcase this perfectly. Previous work experience and engagement with the industry also help universities look favourably upon your application.

For international students wishing to study Animation at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 6.0 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required at most universities.

If you need to improve your IELTS score, why not join us in London and sign up to one of our courses? A range of IELTS study options are available to suit your needs.

Where can I study Animation in the UK?

To learn more about some of the best Animation universities in the UK, please find details on ten top ranking Animation universities:

How SI-UK can help with your application

If you are interested in learning more, arrange your free consultation today. Our full range of services offers something for everybody, while Premium will guarantee you an offer from a UK university.

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