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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is Animation MA?

You’ll refine your animation skills to develop a longer form animated film, serial or series, and prepare to ‘take it to market’.

You’ll learn to write story and script and will work with actors to bring vocal life to your creations. You’ll make practical materials and animated footage, learn the art of self-promotion and gain the relevant skills to build an electronic press kit and series bible.

You’ll learn the art of the pitch, and deliver it in front of panels and industry professionals. You’ll also become skilled in the contextualisation of your own work, and be able to apply a range of cultural critique to it.

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.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Animation Director
  • Animation Producer
  • Concept Artist
  • Production Designer
  • CG Modeller
  • Compositor
  • Layout Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • 2D Animator / 3D Animator.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per 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 of Gloucestershire

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  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 85 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    121 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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