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UK Animation Courses

Introduction to Animation

Animation courses in the UK will enhance and teach you the critical skills needed for drawing, character animation, graphics and video production. Many courses are taught by industry professionals who have extensive knowledge of this highly skilled field.

Course modules will generally include Illustration, visual communication, digital film and animation, visualization, design, animation for computer games and general media. You will be expected to create work which can be used in films, television advertisements, cartoons and computer games, and already have a base talent both creatively and technically.

Alongside learning the core practical skills needed to succeed, students will also study conceptual and theoretical topics such as art, design, communication, narrative and scripting. Animation media allow students to become part of the 3D, CG, games and film production networks in the UK and beyond.

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Graduate Animation Careers

Animation will prepare you for work in the fields of digital media, with roles such as film, television, advertising and computer game production being the main areas of employment.

The animation industry is very competitive, and graduates may have to work at an entry level position, such as a runner or assistant, when looking for their first role. Freelance work is also a popular avenue of employment, whereby you can pick and choose to work with many different outlets.

Animation UK Entry Requirements

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The SI-UK Art & Design Service offers expert advice on undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio creation from a practicing art academic.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Animation in the UK?

To learn more about the best animation courses in the UK, find details on the top-ranking Animation and Game Design universities in the Guardian University Guide 2023 below:

  1. University of Hertfordshire
  2. UWE Bristol
  3. Manchester Metropolitan University
  4. University of the Arts London
  5. Birmingham City University
  6. Glasgow Caledonian University
  7. University of Bolton
  8. Nottingham Trent University
  9. Bucks New University
  10. Brunel University London

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