University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

BA (Hons) Animation is a practice-led course, enabling you to choose one of four specialist pathways that reflect industry specialisms; Animation Arts, 3D Computer Animation, Visual Effects (VFX) and Games Arts. You will start by learning the fundamental skills and principles of animation in an intensive and collaborative setting where you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the whole production process.

After your first year, you’ll choose one of four pathways to develop your area of expertise:

• BA (Hons) Animation: Animation Arts

• BA (Hons) Animation: 3D Computer Animation

• BA (Hons) Animation: Visual Effects (VFX)

• BA (Hons) Animation: Game Arts

This course is taught at London College of Communication, at Elephant & Castle, part of University of the Arts London (UAL).

**What can you expect?**

• Industry-led and mentored live projects and competitions are delivered in collaboration with external industry partners. This will give you the opportunity to practice your skills in a professional context and to build a strong portfolio of work.

• You’ll be taught drawing as a key skill that informs all aspects of your subject knowledge and technical expertise. The course also places a strong emphasis on developing your communication and presentation skills, giving you the confidence to articulate your ideas to colleagues and clients in a professional context.

• The course will prepare you for progression into jobs in animation or related time-based media production, usually in a freelance capacity. London is now a recognised hub of media employment. As one of few courses of its kind in Greater London, the course uses its location as a key asset. You’ll benefit from access to the specialist creative industries, other Colleges within the University, as well as a network of professionals and key industry partners. Previous course industry partners include Channel 4, MTV, National Trust, All Saints Records, Marmite, The Royal Society, Horniman Museum, Tate, Paperchase, Hostelworld, Protein Dance, Nutkhut, V&A Museum of Childhood, Westfield and The Rivers Trust.

**About London College of Communication (LCC)**

The LCC experience is all about learning by doing. As an LCC student, you’ll get your hands dirty and develop your skills in outstanding technical spaces. Our facilities are at an industry standard and include photographic and television studios, darkrooms, 3D workshop, prototyping lab, gallery spaces, printing studios, and newsrooms.

Our courses are industry focused and you’ll be taught by an inspiring community of experienced academics, technical experts, and leading specialist practitioners within our Design School, Media School and Screen School.

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in subjects such as journalism, advertising, Public Relations and publishing, photography, film, television and sound, graphic communication, illustration and visual communication, animation, games, design management, branded spaces and interactive and information design.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £19,930 Overseas Fees