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Full time September PgDip, MA, PgCert 15 months full-time

About the course

This Skillset accredited MA Animation course will help you develop storytelling and craft skills to allow you to gain entry level jobs in the animation industry.

Why study this course?

The course is based at Bower Ashton Campus, part of City Campus, where exceptional facilities and resources include state-of-the-art digital media, production and fabrication workshops offer a combination of traditional tools and the latest technology.

Based in Bristol, a global centre of excellence in animation, film and television production, it attracts students from around the world. Bristol is the place to study animation, home to Aardman Animations, A Productions, Arthur Cox and other internationally renowned animation companies.  

The course is taught via practical workshops, a

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Entry Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated creative students with some prior experience in animation or a related area. Usually applicants will have an honours degree in the Visual Arts but those with other academic qualifications or relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates are usually invited to interview if this is practical. You will be expected to articulate a clear vision of the potential role of animation in the development of your own creative practice and will be expected to make a short presentation of previous work relevant to animation and your potential development in this field.

Course Content

Where is University of the West of England, Bristol


Student Profile(s)


I have especially enjoyed how open the tutors are, which has been one of the most important aspects of the course for me and allowed me to step out of my comfort zone. I embarked on my final project without knowing where it would take me but the techincal skills I gained during the course and the support of my tutors gave me the confidence to pursue it.

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