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Illustration & Animation - MA/PgD/PgC

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Llandaff Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The role of the illustrator or animator is not ephemeral, temporary or mere entertainment. It is ecological, cultural, political and technological, challenging the momentum of the twenty-first century. Illustrators and animators must deploy their skills and imagination to respond to the wider political and cultural climate with more urgency and vigour than ever.

Imagination is a powerful force, able to create and configure new ideas and develop dreams for both the individual and humanity as a whole. This Master’s degree course provides illustrators and animators with the skills and knowledge to effectively harness this power in their unique practice and their proposed project.

The MA in Illustration and Animation at Cardiff Met will appeal to graduates of any discipline of the visual arts, as well as professionals looking to sharpen their critical and theoretical skills. You will explore the role of the illustrator or animator through speculative methods in a transdisciplinary environment.

Through a combination of self-directed studio practice, lectures, seminar sessions, and reading groups, you will be closely and individually guided in the exploration of your own practice through your proposed project, as a critical and re-directive process. We look to recruit brave, speculative, imaginative, and dedicated creative graduates who share our leading-edge-research concern for illustration and/or animation, and our instinct to imagine and explain.

The MA Illustration & Animation programme enables students to enhance their careers as, or to become, established illustrators, artists, or animators, leading towards a career, a PhD, or to a Professional Doctorate in either art or design. Cardiff School of Art and Design offers Professional Doctoral programs in both Art and Design.

The MA Illustration & Animation programme is designed to enable students to achieve the attributes of greater flexibility, adaptability, and individual responsibility and autonomy as professional artists or researchers. The course aims to develop individuality, creativity, self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to perform in rapidly changing environments as well as increasing competence with research skills and methods which will make graduates highly employable as academics and/or researchers, or enable them to develop an active and sustained practice as illustrators and/or animators.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

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University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    87th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, Wales

1,200 international students attend Cardiff Met, coming from more than 143 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 86 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    126 56%

    54th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    72nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    12th

    15

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