University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

Instead of trying to cover every aspect of a complex subject, this course specialises in one area (animation of characters). Students will broaden and challenge their contextual awareness of animation while gaining advanced skills in communication, project management and technique. The course's distinctive features include: Links with Drama Centre London enabling use of performance techniques through classes in storytelling, acting and movement studies; classes in animation history and theory, life drawing and anatomy that complement the technical animation curriculum; simulated work experience through team projects, with each 1st year student allocated a current practitioner as mentor; wide'ranging commercial and creative partners in London and beyond, including the National Gallery; an extensive alumni networking community. The course is supported and advised by Visiting Professor Shelley Page, Dreamworks.

Course Modules

Modules include: Character and movement analysis; applied character animation.

Course Additional Entry

A relevant Honours degree or an equivalent academic qualification or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree. Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required. A combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning that, taken together, can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent. For applicants who have booked a test or are awaiting their results, this should be clearly indicated on the application form.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,070  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,375  Academic year. First year home fees