Our Course


This exciting specialist course will enable you to develop your imaginative and creative skills, while giving you a sound knowledge and understanding of animation processes, techniques and critical theory.

Animators need to be flexible and able to adapt to changing cultures and new initiatives, and the course reflects this fluidity. The strong emphasis on creative practice will help to develop your skills in drawing and design, along with the imaginative development and innovation of ideas. These skills, together with the emphasis of professional practice, will ensure that you have the confidence and expertise to succeed in industry.

The course is delivered by a team of animation practitioners, staff and industry visitors, and you will work in dedicated animation studios with facilities for blue screen, rostrum animation, CGI, drawing, film, photography, set building, sound and video. We pride ourselves on our strong links with the industry and offer internships at a variety of companies as well as opportunities for you to take part in external national and international competitions and festivals.

Year 1 (Credit Level 4) You are introduced to a range of concepts in animation and visual design, and you will work both independently and collaboratively on short projects. The practice and theory modules are project led, and involve elements of research, problem solving and experimentation with processes and ideas.

Year 2 (Credit Level 5) You are encouraged to take more individual responsibility for developing your ideas and approaches to animation, and you are encouraged to enter your films for external competitions and film festivals. Practical work now has a higher conceptual demand, and you are encouraged to be innovative and experimental.

Year 3 (Credit Level 6) You will work on 2 self-directed projects, enabling you to focus on personal development, whether you plan to work as an independent animator or within a commercial context such as advertising, the animation games industry or interactive design. The Professional Practice module ensures that you develop the skills and confidence required to operate effectively in a range of professional situations.

Professional recognition
The Animation course is part of the Westminster SkillSet Media Academy network, accredited since 2007 skillset.org

Apply via UCASUCAS code: W615 | Institution code: W50 | Attendance mode: Full-time