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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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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
The MA Digital and Visual Communication offers study in a broad range of digital and visual communication theory and practice. The MA Digital and Visual Communication offers study in a broad range of digital and visual communication theory and practice. Read more
Learn your craft from internationally renowned practitioners. We have partnerships with the region's animation industry - including Aardman Animations - and students have the opportunity to get feedback on their films from leading industry professionals. Read more
* This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative. Read more
Do you want to focus on the animation and motion graphic skills that film, television, computer games, and new media industries really need? Would you love the opportunity to bring your artistic creations to life with CGI? The Animation MA at Northumbria is designed to meet the needs of the animation industry. 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
Ranked 7 in Best Animation Schools in the World (top in UK) (Rookies World School Rankings® 2019) Ranked 5 in Top 2D Animation Schools for Production Excellence (top in UK) (Rookies World School Rankings® 2019) The MA Animation degree allows you to develop your 2D or 3D Digital Animation skills and knowledge to a more advanced level. Read more
Our MA Animation course will enable you to enhance your animation skills under the supervision of industry professionals. Whether you’re looking to create brilliant character animation, an outstanding animated film, or develop amazing sound design skills, we’ll help you to master your craft. Read more
MA Character Animation specialises in one area – animation of characters. You’ll build universal skills and contextual awareness based on an understanding of motion, characterisation and performance. 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
Animation Production is at the forefront of storytelling, creating a deep emotional connection to a global audience. Animation is made up of many different creative processes and inhabits a multitude of contexts. Read more