Animation study in the UK

Animation in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Animation.

UK Animation Courses

Introduction to Animation

Animation courses in the UK will enhance and teach you the key skills needed for drawing, character animation, graphics and video production, learning about each process from start to finish. Many courses are taught by industry professionals who have extensive knowledge of this highly skilled field.

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You will be expected to create work which can be used on films, television advertisements, cartoons and computer games, and already have a base talent both creatively and technically. All aspects of 3D animation is covered, including modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering, graphic design and character animation. Alongside learning the core practical skills needed to succeed, students will also study conceptual and theoretical topics such as art, design, communication, narrative and scripting. Animation media allow students to become part of the 3D, CG, games and film production networks in the UK and beyond.

Course modules will generally include Illustration, visual communication, digital film and animation, visualization, design, animation for computer games and general media.

Careers in Animation

Animation will prepare you for work in the fields of digital media, with roles such in film, television, advertising and computer game production being the main areas of employment.

The Animation industry is very competitive, and graduates may have to work at an entry level position such as a runner or assistant when looking for their first role. Freelance work is also a popular avenue of employment, whereby you can pick and choose to work with many different outlets.

Animation UK Entry Requirements

  • Creative portfolio: Most Animation programmes do not specify what subjects you should have studied at school, but all will insist on a portfolio of your best work to showcase when applying.
SI-UK Art & Design Service

Applying to a creative school in the UK can be extremely competitive, but the SI-UK Art & Design Service can offer expert advice on portfolio creation from a practicing art academic. Get started today and arrange your free consultation at our offices in London or Manchester or via Skype.

  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
IELTS Preparation Classes

If you need to improve your IELTS score ahead of beginning an Animation degree, sign up for our flexible part-time IELTS classes in central London today.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Animation in the UK?

Learn more about some of the best Animation courses at UK universities below:

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