MA Animation

The MA Animation degree recognises the demand for truly creative individuals in the media industry. We produce highly skilled artists who are able to make a significant impact and contribution in today’s evolving industry, developing new ideas for commercial platforms on the international stage.

Taught by our BAFTA award-winning staff and visiting industry professionals, graduates of the MA Animation will be in a position to apply for influential creative positions in the film, television, advertising, games, visual novels and mobile app fields. Our graduates have gone on to work for multi-award-winning studios, including A Productions, Aardman Animations, Disney Interactive and more. Studying Animation in Cardiff, you will benefit from being in the centre of a booming arts industry, from television production to independent arts venues, surrounded by countless opportunities during your animation course and after graduation.

What you will study

You will develop a critical understanding of intellectual property and the evolution of animation into new forms of information delivery in today’s entertainment and communication industries. The Animation course is designed to develop and produce your ideas through the following five modules:

  • Animation Pre-Production
  • Animation Professional Practice
  • Advanced Software Skills 1
  • Advanced Software Skills 2
  • Final Production
  • Production Review

Common Modules

You can choose to study one of the following three, 20 credit common modules. Each of these has a different focus, enabling you to select...

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This course is taught at: Cardiff Campus


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2018