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Study mode

Full time

Duration

15 months

Start date

03-OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Animation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MA Animation explores both the theory and practice of animation across a broad range of experimental visual media.

Animation at LCC is taught as a broad and experimental visual practice in the context of communication design.

With new technologies changing how we make, understand and experience animation, students are encouraged to test boundaries and look at animation in many forms and in many ways.

MA Animation explores both the theory and practice of animation aiming to give you the tools to be able to express creative ideas using a broad range of experimental visual media.

You will investigate the production of animation in an era with unparalleled opportunities for skilled visual communicators.

What can you expect?

The central ethos of the course is to give you enough freedom and guidance to test and discover creative ideas within a critical framework in balance with developing the accomplished production skills across 2D, 2.5D, 3D, stop-motion and drawn animation, to realize your creative goals.

You will develop skills in narrative storytelling and interpreting ideas for the flat screen and you'll also be encouraged to work across multiple formats.

You'll explore how animation can be used in different contexts, such as in the fine arts installation as well as in digital media – exploring the online, mobile and interactive opportunities for animation practice.

The course supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed experimental practice.

Building on LCC's resources, in digital, time-based and interactive media alongside printmaking, graphic design and visual communication, the course encourages an experimental and reflective practice that echoes the cross media nature of the design, communication and media industries.

Modules

Animation Practice and Process (40 Credits)
Design for Animation, Narrative Structures and Film Language (20 Credits)
Collaborative Unit (20 Credits)
Experimental Critical Practice and Research (40 Credits)
Final Major Project and Thesis (60 Credits)
Experimental Critical Practice and Research (40 Credits)
Final Major Project and Thesis (continued)
Experimental Critical Practice and Research (40 Credits)
Final Major Project and Thesis (continued)
Final Major Project and Thesis (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£11,550

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£23,610

Entry requirements

An applicant will normally be considered for admission if they have achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree in either animation, illustration, visual communication, graphic design or closely related subject, and present a portfolio of moving-image work. However, we do not exclude candidates who have graduated from other less strongly aligned disciplines.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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