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About this course

Accreditations and partnerships:

The UK Socrates-Erasmus Council
  • Entry year: 2016/17
  • Course code: W615
  • Applications: UCAS
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Tariff points: 280
  • Department: Film and Journalism
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Duration: Three years full-time. Six years part-time.
  • Delivery: Part-time, Full-time
  • Study abroad: Yes
  • Programme leader: Chris Webster
  • Key fact: In our BA(Hons) Animation course you will learn through practice. Animation, live briefs, group work, placements and networking events mean that, on graduation, you will be ready to work in the industry.


Why BA(Hons) Animation?

UWE Bristol is a centre of animation excellence. Our UK-leading BA(Hons) Animation is a practical production course which will develop your creative flair and provide you with highly sought-after technical skills.

You will learn by making. Working with new and emerging technologies and state-of-the-art equipment from the start, you will write, design and animate for production. Our active programme of live briefs, placements and networking events mean that, on graduation, you will be ready to work in the industry.

Why study this course?

Animation is based at Bower Ashton Campus, part of the City Campus. Exceptional facilities and resources include digital media studios and our animation studios. Our production and fabrication workshops offer a combination of traditional tools and the latest technology.

You will be taught in the Bristol School of Animation, which has links with some of the UK's major animation companies. We are also active in the European Animation Trainers Network (ETNA), an international forum for the industry.

You will be joining a small, creative community where every student is known and valued. All staff are active animators with commercial experience and our strong links with industry mean that you will benefit from professional expertise throughout. Studio work is balanced by theoretical study and work experience.

Real-world experience

Work experience and professional practice punctuate all three years. You will regularly work to live briefs, individually and in groups, and present your work to industry guests.

You will benefit hugely from being part of Bristol's vibrant arts and cultural scene, where boundaries between students and workers in the creative industries are often blurred. Many friendships made on the course continue long after graduation, developing into partnerships, startups and larger businesses.

Where it can take you

Our students go on to successful careers in the creative industries animation, graphic design, illustration, film, media and gaming across the UK and worldwide.

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