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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.

Taught by our BAFTA award-winning staff and visiting industry professionals, MA Animation graduates will be in a position to apply for influential creative positions in the film, television, advertising, games, visual novels and mobile app fields.

Students have gone on to work for multi-award-winning studios, including A ProductionsAardman Animations and Disney Interactive.

See our current work on our Vimeo and YouTube channels. Follow USW Animation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

What you will study

You will develop a critical understanding of intellectual property and the evolution of animation into new forms of information delivery in today’s entertainment and communication industries. The Animation course is designed to develop and produce your ideas through the following five modules:

  • Animation Pre-Production
  • Animation Professional Practice
  • Animation Production
  • Animation Final Production
  • Animation Production Review

Common Modules

You can choose to study one of the following three, 20 credit common modules. Each of these has a different focus, enabling you to select the module that will be most beneficial to you.

Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

This module aims to develop your knowledge of the methods to identify, develop and manage enterprise and innovation in the creative sector. It will then help you apply this to your own entrepreneurial project.

Research and Practice in the Creative and Cultural Industries

The focus of this module is on the development of research knowledge and skills, while also encouraging critical engagement with approaches to creative practice. You will also explore ideas, debates and issues in the creative and cultural industries.

Research Paradigms

This module focuses on research paradigms and their theoretical underpinnings. It also looks at key conceptual tools drawn from a wide range of subject areas relevant to postgraduate research in the creative industries.

Teaching

The MA Animation is taught in a professional and friendly creative environment. All staff are industry trained and active in research and/or consultancy.

You will have studio and workshop tutorials that are supported by lectures, seminars, integrated case study analysis, discussion groups and multimedia presentations. 

Assessment

Throughout the animation masters you will be assessed on the outcome of your practical work supported by written reports.

Assessment may also include individual or group presentations during seminar sessions, offering the opportunity to not only build your confidence in discussing your ideas to your peers, but also provide the opportunity to receive feedback on your progress and ways of developing your work.

Placements

USW's MA Animation course is also part of Film & TV School Wales, which provides students with the up-to-date skills, opportunities and specialist training required by today’s exciting Film, TV, VFX and Games industries.

Facilities

Our well-equipped studios include state-of-the-art facilities with industry-standard software packages.

As an Animation university student in Cardiff, you will benefit from being in the centre of a booming arts industry, from television production to independent arts venues, surrounded by countless opportunities during your animation course and after graduation.

Careers

USW's Animation masters produces flexible, highly skilled animators who can make a significant contribution to the field. Our graduates have successfully gained work at multi award-winning and internationally recognised studios, including A Productions Ltd, Aardman Animations Ltd, ArthurCox, Bermuda Shorts, Beryl Productions International Ltd, Blitz Games, Disney Interactive, Double Negative, MTV, Nexus Productions, Rushes and Tinnopolis.


Visit the MA Animation page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

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