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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Farnham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview:

Our MA Animation course builds on a long and illustrious history of animation education at UCA Farnham, and will provide you with a strong interdisciplinary approach to the animated form.

This course attracts students from around the world and has a rich cultural mix. You'll approach animation as a broad discipline and be encouraged to engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making through a range of projects, which will culminate in the production of a high quality animated film.

You will come to this course as an established animator but will be encouraged to take risks, explore new techniques and develop your interests, and exchange, debate and discuss your ideas. You will be expected to produce original and exciting films, and explore the wide range of creative possibilities of frame-by -frame filmmaking.

Your studies will be supported by internationally-renowned staff on a course that is proud to have no house style, and offers a wide range of technical resources covering the whole spectrum of contemporary animation practice.

Facilities:

Animation facilities include stop motion studio with Dragon frame capture software, Canon DSLRs and professional camera stands, and stages pre-rigged with grips, stands and lights. Studios feature individual workstations, light boxes, Wacom tablets, line testers and batch scanners. Macs have the full Adobe Creative Suite as well as Toon Boom and Maya CG software, while there’s also sound and editing suites on campus.

Careers:

An enormous range of career opportunities exist in animation, and typical careers in the industry include:

  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Animators (in commercials, films, broadcast, online media and games)
  • Editors
  • Character designers
  • Production designers
  • Pre-vis artists
  • Compositors
  • Storyboard artists
  • Post-production.

As one of the pre-eminent animation courses in the world, our sought-after alumni have landed many exciting, high profile roles across the industry. These include:

  • Animators
  • CG animators
  • CG riggers
  • Designers
  • Directors
  • Model makers
  • Producers
  • Storyboard artists.

Many well-known studios have been set up by our alumni, including:

  • Animade
  • Astley Baker Davies (makers of Peppa Pig)
  • Film Fabrik
  • Honeycomb Animation (makers of Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids)
  • Mackinnon & Saunders
  • Moth Collective
  • Slurpy Studios
  • Tandem Pictures.

This gives our course very solid links to a vibrant industry, and we enjoy connections with a range of creative talent, studios and potential employers.

Application deadline

31 March 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University for the Creative Arts

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS, England

A diverse community of creative people, attracting students from across the globe.
UCA’s three UK campuses are welcoming and dynamic environments, with close links to London and a wealth of creative opportunities.
Students who need to improve English skills and/or their portfolio can choose an integrated international foundation year ahead of their undergraduate course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 85 25

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    134 61%

    30th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    72nd

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    61st

    21

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