Most Animation degrees in the UK are available to study full-time as either a three year Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a four year Integrated Master of Arts (MArt), but both will prepare you for your future career in animation.
All UK animation schools work directly with creative professionals and some of the world’s biggest studios to design and deliver degrees, ensuring all animation graduates are career-ready.
Working in a studio environment that mirrors current industry practice from day one, international students will work on industry designed briefs that replicate the real workplace. You’ll graduate with a ready made professional portfolio of work to show employers, developed with advice and feedback from your tutors, mentors and industry professionals.
Whether interested in 2D or 3D animation, studying animation at a UK university will put you on the path to successful career in the animation industry. Learn more below and if you have any questions or wish to begin your UCAS application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Three of the Best Animation Schools in the UK
The Bournemouth University Animation department is internationally recognised as one of the best animation schools in the world (The Rookies), as well as being the best in the UK (Animation Review).
The University is home to the UK’s National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) and its research arm, the Computer Animation Research Centre. They underline a strong international reputation and innovative approach to award-winning digital media.
- Course to consider: BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design
University of Hertfordshire
The University of Hertfordshire Is becoming more and more recognised for its excellence in animation training. The undergraduate Hertfordshire animation degree is a specialist three-year course that focuses on the technical and creative skills needed to become a professional artist, and the School has a long history of work placements in industry, complementing the taught university curriculum with real work experience.
The Digital Animation Programme provides an opportunity to those students who have aspirations to take up a range of roles in the developed and emerging digital animation industries.
- Course to consider: BA (Hons) 2D Digital Animation
University of South Wales
The University of South Wales has an established portfolio of animation courses that cover traditional film-based 2D and stop-motion, as well as the growth areas of computer animation, 3D computer generated imagery, and games design.
All courses at the University benefit from strong industry support through visiting lecturers, presentations and live projects. These links with the industry are key to preparing you for work in the sector when you graduate. From site visits to work placements and even pitching to industry experts, you’ll have all the experience and insight you need for the start of your career.
- Course to consider: BA (Hons) Computer Animation
Study Animation in the UK
If you need further advice about what is required to study Animation in the UK, arrange a free consultation in London or Manchester today. Our international consultants can help you find the right course to study in the UK at foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level.