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Masters degrees in Animation equip postgraduates with the skills to devise, create and develop animations (the illusion of movement) for numerous platforms, particularly film.
Taught MA, MFA and MSc degrees are typical for the field, the latter focussing mainly on computerised animations. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Graphic Design.
Courses in this field are often interdisciplinary, incorporating techniques in graphic design and illustration such as 2D methods including drawing, sketching and painting, as well as 3D practices like digital modelling
You will learn techniques in traditional animation such as stop-motion animation, alongside modern methods such as motion-capture and CGI (computer generated imagery). Utilisation of different generative platforms is key, creating animations such as GIFs and Flash animation.
Consideration is also given to the historical and sociocultural development of Animation, particularly in the transition from analogue media to digital media outlets. You will learn to develop Animation for a range of audiences and industries, often through an industry placement.
Traditional careers include the production of animation for film and TV. Your skills could also be utilised in live productions in the performing arts industries.
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The . MA Digital and Visual Communication . offers study in a broad range of digital and visual communication theory and practice. Read more
This Master’s in 3D computer animation is the perfect launch-pad for a career in a wide range of disciplines, including concept design, character and creature animation, modelling, lighting, rigging, texturing, compositing and simulation. Read more
Studying Animation Design at IED means learning the art of telling stories through animation, imagining, creating and building characters and environments, to make them live in new scenarios. Read more
USW's Animation masters produces highly skilled artists who are able to make a significant impact and contribution in today’s evolving industry, developing new ideas for commercial platforms on the international stage. Read more
The. MA Animation Production. sees observation, drawing and an understanding of the traditional principles of animation as fundamental, but these are critically contextualised in relation to technology, history, theory and professional/studio practice. Read more
In partnership with Aardman, this intensive 3 month Certificate in Character Animation is aimed primarily at graduates and is taught by industry professionals within Aardman studios here in Bristol. Read more
Practitioners from Bristol's leading animation studios support both the development and delivery of this course, offering professional advice and guidance through workshops and master classes. Read more
The Computer Animation Master’s programme at Kent is oriented towards current industrial needs, technology and practice. It is designed to be a direct route into this high-profile, modern and creative industry, and has been developed jointly by the School and our industrial partner Framestore CFC. Read more