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. This course will help you become a reflective, innovative practitioner, well placed to succeed in this fast-moving industry.
Instead of trying to cover every aspect of a complex subject, this postgraduate course specialises in one area - animation of characters. You'll broaden and challenge your contextual awareness of animation while gaining advanced skills in communication, project management and technique.
MA Character Animation's distinctive features include:
Links with Drama Centre London enabling unrivalled use of performance techniques through classes in Storytelling, Acting and Movement Studies
Classes in Animation History & Theory, Life Drawing and Anatomy that complement the technical animation curriculum
Simulated work experience through team projects, with each first-year student allocated a current practitioner as mentor
Wide-ranging commercial and creative partners in London and beyond, including the National Gallery
An extensive alumni networking community
The course is supported and advised by Visiting Professor Shelley Page, Dreamworks.
MA Character Animation lasts 60 weeks structured as two consecutive periods of 30 weeks each (i.e. two academic years) in its 'extended full-time mode'.
MA Character Animation is credit rated at 180 credits, and comprises 2 units:
Unit 1 (60 credits) lasts 20 weeks
Unit 2 (120 credits) runs for 10 weeks in the first year and 30 weeks in the second year.
UAL Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships Schemes
University of the Arts London is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to those wishing to study at postgraduate level. These awards are funded by generous private donations, company donations, philanthropic charities and University funds. The scholarships range from fee waivers to full support for a year or more.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £25,000
To see whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
To find out whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, or to see details of application procedures and application forms, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
Honours degree or an equivalent academic qualification; OR a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree; OR prior experiential learning equivalent to formal qualifications required; OR a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning equivalent to formal qualifications required. All classes are conducted in English. The level required by the University for this course is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper. Selection for interview is by submission of a portfolio of work.
Home/EU: £4,500 per year. International: £11,510 per year. Home/EU alumni receive a £500 per year discount.
Recipient: University of the Arts London
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