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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

18 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

3d Studio (Animation Software) Moving Image / Photography / Media Production

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

Animation is everywhere. TV, in film, on your smart phone, on the web, and in games. The animation industry is growing from strength to strength, involving more and more media.

We give you all the vital skills and knowledge to succeed in the sector. This course includes both academic and practical elements giving you the edge you need to impress employers.

What will this course cover?

We place a strong emphasis on character and creature animation in a digital environment. With a focus on cutting edge technical and creative skills, you'll learn how to develop original creative content.

You will also gain an awareness of current challenges faced in the animation industry, with an opportunity to conduct your own research in this exciting and rapidly developing field.

Learn about 3D animation from anywhere in the world. Our 3D animation MA is a one-of-a- kind course. It's delivered exclusively online, allowing you to fit in your studies around your personal and professional commitments. You can study at a pace and time that suits you, with no need to attend the University.

What are my career prospects

The UK has one of the largest hubs of animators in the world and is renowned for producing unforgettable work. Located near London, we're close to all the action and a short distance away from famous animation studios.

Employers are looking for animators and digital artists to fill their ever- growing art teams. Your MA shows you can engage in critical thinking at an advanced level and understand the theory behind the craft. The skills you learn on this programme are transferable to any kind of animation.

Our graduates have gone on to work in production houses, visual effects companies and some have even started their own companies.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

By the end of the course, you'll be a skilled animator and have a deeper academic understanding of the industry. When you graduate, you'll have an impressive portfolio of work. We make sure that the skills you learn will impress employers.

Modules

Animation 3 - Animals & Creatures (30 Credits) - Core
Animation 4 - Final Project & Demo Reel (30 Credits) - Core
Animation 2 - Character Performance (30 Credits) - Core
Research Techniques and Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Animation 1 - Locomotion and Mechanics (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of 2:2 degree classification from an animation degree programme or from a related discipline. We also accept applications on an individual basis and will consider industry professionals who have developed the right skills through work. All students will need to submit an online portfolio of work to support their application. We also ask prospective students for an interview - either face-to-face, phone or online.

University information

Buckinghamshire New University is an employability-driven institution, with strong ties to regional industry networks. The university works in close contact with its network of industry partners, and its curriculum is informed by these relationships, ensuring that the course content is always at the cutting edge of the field. The university has been recognised by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2018 with a Silver Award, for...more