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Animation MDes

University of Derby

UCAS CODE: W618

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Design - MDes

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Fulfil your potential as a professional animator and give your career plans added momentum on an innovative course bringing together both undergraduate and postgraduate study.****Why choose this course?**Based on studio practice, the MDes takes you on an integrated journey from undergraduate to postgraduate study in a single four-year programme. You’ll combine strong ideas and technical skills with insights into contemporary debates and experimentation in animation. Most important of all, you’ll have the time and freedom to develop your personal creative voice. **Is this course for you?**If you’re committed to a career in animation and want a masters qualification to give you a head start, the MDes is a smart move. You’ll learn alongside our undergraduate students in the early stages of the degree but then advance to postgraduate modules for more in-depth practice and research experience.**How you will learn**We encourage you to push boundaries. In our dedicated studios, you’ll harness state-of-the-art resources to explore sequential and interactive image-making, 2D and 3D animation, creative storytelling, character design, timing and sound – all the tools you need to produce striking creative work. **Opportunities and experiences**We specialise in real-world learning. You’ll thrive on responding to live project briefs, liaising with high-profile agencies, drawing inspiration from cultural fieldtrips and networking with leading animation practitioners. **Careers and employability**The MDes Animation places you one step ahead in a competitive jobs market. You’ll graduate with a respected masters award, an entrepreneurial mindset and a highly professional showreel of animation work to take you far in the industry. Find out more: www.derby.ac.uk/courses/animation-mdes/

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£ 14,045per year

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120 UCAS points

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Accommodation available
    Scholarships available
  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 86 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    119 53%

    62nd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    66th

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