Study at our MediaCityUK campus in our custom built, industry standard animation suite
Combine elective modules to suit your specialism
Benefit from the expertise of industry practitioners who are directly involved in course delivery
Based at MediaCityUK
International students can apply
This course is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and understanding of animation production, 3D-animation systems and related technologies.
During your time with us, you will have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice by collaborating on projects with other MA students studying across related disciplines.
The teaching of this course is comprised of seminars, workshops in storytelling and production practice, study of broadcast and editorial guidelines, independent research, collaborative project work and film screenings.
The aim is to support your learning with an effective blend of theory and creative practice and to encourage ownership of your learning through self-directed projects.
The vocational nature of the course lends itself to coursework assessment. This typically includes the design and production of animation or graphic products requiring technical and creative skills. Technical reports and case studies form the assessment of underpinning modules.
Methods of assessment depend on the module and elective pathway you are taking.
Creative projects portfolios and productions
Each module has its own assessment package and this is structured appropriately to reflect the module content. Practical-based modules are assessed by project and a reflective critical evaluation.
Graduates from the programme have gone on to work in animation production at companies including Framestore, London, and Weearemi, Manchester. The programme has strong links with industry leaders, including the BBC, ITV, and regional and national media companies.
LINKS WITH INDUSTRY
To develop your skills and employability, there are opportunities on our Media Production courses to work on live briefs and gain valuable work experience. Previous students have worked with:
BBC Natural History Unit
Nine Lives Media production company
Sumners Post Production Facility House
BBC Fast Train, BBC Academy, BBC Red Nose Day and BBC Turn Up the Talent
Sheffield Documentary Festival, Salford Media Festival, One World Media Festival
Plus the following prominent speakers have delivered guest lectures:
Sir David Attenborough
Joe Godwin (Director of BBC Childrens)
Steve Hewlett (Media commentator / Guardian Columnist)