Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

This programme aims to develop the creativity and skills required in an age of rapid cultural and technological change; students learn through innovative, practical research and an understanding of different contexts, traditions and histories; the emphasis of the programme is the development of auteur'artist'filmmakers with a relationship to the industry; the programme is very much about practising animation within a visually sophisticated, innovative and multi'disciplinary art and design context; scriptwriting; gesture, timing and storyboarding; casting and directing actors and composers and animation techniques can be studied.

Course Modules

1st year: Students choose 1 elective from the School of Communications and participate in all of the animation workshops; 1st year project; assist a 2nd year student with their graduation project; dissertation. Year 2: Learning and teaching methods; workshops: creative; special techniques; camera and lighting; directing; casting actors; sound. Tutorials: Individual tutorials; groups; year group; reflection; workshop crits; professional feedback session.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants are normally expected to have a degree in art and design or equivalent experience; a portfolio submission including a selection of their moving image work, no longer than 15 minutes, demonstrating their aptitude for sequential thinking and directing abilities. A digital portfolio of support work demonstrating other aspects of your ideas and skills, which may include three'dimensional objects, drawings, photographs, scripts, storyboards, etc is helpful in the selection process. If invited for interview, then additional material and original artwork and/or models may be required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £28,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees