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Full time | Park Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-24

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MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

Drawing on your existing animation skills, you will develop a longer-form animated film, serial or series, festival film, or other industry-related product, and prepare to ‘take it to market’.

You will work on story development and will learn how to prepare a treatment or step outline. You will make practical materials and animated footage, learn the art of self-promotion, and gain the relevant skills to build an electronic press kit and pitch bible.

Emphasis will be placed on pitching, which you rehearse and refine in front of your peers, tutors, and industry professionals. You will also become skilled in contextualising your own work and will be required to engage in critical theory as a means of exploring this.

Study style

This hands-on, practical course will be delivered through lectures, specialist workshops, critiques, masterclasses, guest panels and one-to-one tutorial. Assessment is both practical and written.

All of your efforts culminate in the final major project: ‘Greenlight: Pitch Ready’, where you’ll prepare your final animated series or long form film sequences to pitch to industry.


By providing a framework for researching the working methods, trends, culture, art and commerce of relevant creative industries, this module enables students to position their own creativity in relation to contemporary practice.
The Animator's Story (MD7817)
The Project Generator (MD7818)
The Project Incubator (MD7819)
Greenlight: Pitch Ready (MD7820)

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Entry requirements

Students should hold at least a 2.2 Bachelors degree with honours. Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration.

University information

The University of Gloucestershire is a contemporary, progressive university that has three campuses in the western region of England. A research-driven institution, it has a wide range of options including a range of excellent postgraduate courses. There are around 1,000 postgraduate students at the university, offering a creative community that supports each other. This community extends to an alumni network of over 40,000, which includes...more

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