This flagship UCA animation course is one of the best in Europe. Established in 1972 by the British Oscar-winning animator Bob Godfrey, it was the first degree to specialise in the academic study of animation.
UCA BA Animatiion course alumni are second-to-none and include nine Oscar winners and nominees including Michael Dudok de Wit, Daniel Greaves and Suzie Templeton as well as numerous BAFTA and British Animation Award winners and nominees.
Many successful studios have been set up by our alumni including McKinnon & Saunders (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Corpse Bride etc.), Astley Baker Davies (Peppa Pig), Animade and the Moth Collective. This gives the course solid links to a wide range of creative talent, studios and potential employers.
The course itself is committed to the study and exploration of animated filmmaking. It encourages creativity and individuality through a broad definition of animation, which includes any technique that is created ‘frame by frame’.
We respect all well-established traditional approaches to animation whilst fully integrating all of the digital techniques and standards of a rapidly evolving industry.
Critical and Theoretical Studies (CTS) help develop an in depth understanding of animation, its practices and contexts, and support all of the studio practice.
Length of study:
One year full-time or two years part-time
Mode of Study:
Fall / Spring
For further info on how to apply or any other queries you may have please call our Admissions team on 7000 52 50 or fill in the contact form below and a member of staff will contact you as soon as possible.
Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.
Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.
For this course, we’ll require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. Further information on how to compile a portfolio and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included will be provided after you’ve applied.