University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

Instead of trying to cover every aspect of a complex subject, MA Character Animation 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.

**About Central Saint Martins**

Central Saint Martins is a world'leading centre for arts and design education. Its reputation stems from the ambitions of its students and staff and the outstanding achievements of its graduates. The Central Saint Martins community is dedicated to constantly discovering new ways of thinking, making and doing.

From fine artists and fashion designers to architects and material innovators, disciplines live side'by'side at the College, encouraging curiosity, innovation and conversation that challenges the status quo. Combining academic rigour with creative experimentation, the College inspires students to question accepted norms and test the boundaries of their discipline. Their resulting journeys may be challenging but are never dull. Our alumni include artists and designers who have challenged and shaped the world around us. These include Turner Prize and Oscar winners, as well as Royal Designers for Industry and Royal Academicians.

This forward'looking and restless approach places Central Saint Martins at the heart of London’s creative scene. With over 500 events taking place at the King’s Cross campus annually, the flow of inspiring people, exhibitions and practices provide a unique student experience. Our staff are leading practitioners in their own right, ensuring courses are enriched by strong industry relationships – both locally and globally. The combination of exceptional facilities, people and connections to those working in industry today makes Central Saint Martins a major force in the art and design world.

Central Saint Martins is often recognised for its academic excellence. In 2017, the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design was awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and the College was named best provider of both undergraduate and postgraduate fashion education in the Business of Fashion’s Global Fashion School Rankings in 2016 and 2017 consecutively.

Courses sit within nine programmes: Foundation and Access to Higher Education; Fine Art; Culture and Enterprise; Drama and Performance; Fashion; Graphic Communication Design; Jewellery and Textiles; Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design; Spatial Practices.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA £4,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA £11,510 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • 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.