UK Animation Courses
Introduction to Animation
Animation courses in the UK teach you the key skills needed for a successful career in drawing, character animation, graphics and video production. Many courses are taught by industry professionals who have extensive knowledge of this highly skilled field.
Course modules will generally include Illustration, visual communication, digital film and animation, visualization, design, animation for computer games and general media. You will be expected to create work which can be used on films, television advertisements, cartoons and computer games, and already have a base talent both creatively and technically.
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 networks in the UK and beyond.
Graduate Animation Careers
An Animation degree will prepare you for employment in film, television, advertising and computer game production, as well as the broader areas of digital media.
Animation is a competitive industry and graduates may have to work at an entry level position when looking for their first role. As your career progresses, freelance work is a popular choice for many animators, allowing you to pick and choose what and who you work with.
Animation UK Entry Requirements
- Creative portfolio: Most Animation programmes do not specify what subjects you should have studied at school, but all will insist on a portfolio of your best work to showcase when applying.
The SI-UK Art & Design Service offers expert advice on undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio creation from a practicing art academic.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Animation in the UK?
Learn more about some of the best ranking Animation courses at UK universities below:
- De Montfort University
- University of Edinburgh
- Edge Hill University
- Falmouth University
- University of Lincoln
- Middlesex University
- Northumbria University
- Nottingham Trent University
- SAE Institute
- University of Sunderland