BA (Hons) Animation

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
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Entry Requirements

  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C or above, or Grade 4 under newly reformed GCSE grading, in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.


Year 1

This period of exploration and investigation provides you with an understanding of the principles of animation, in addition to the technical skills and knowledge that will enable you to further your creative development during Year two.

  • Introduction to Animation
  • Exploring Practice in Animation
  • Critical Perspectives
  • Professional Practice and Work Experience 1

Year 2

You will develop the necessary skills for animation and film making, studying narrative structures, short form writing, cinematography, producing, production design, directing, sound design and production in small teams.

The Professional Practice and Work Experience module will consolidate your position as an emergent animator. In semester two you may choose to take an international exchange module.

  • Developing Collaborative Practice in Animation
  • Creative Analysis
  • Professional Practice and Work Experience 2

Plus one of the following optional modules:

  • Developing Practice in Animation 2
  • International Exchange

Final Year

During your final year you will undertake a major self-directed programme of study culminating in a final production piece. This not only reflects your own individual area or research but allows you to test ideas and concepts in a completely professional environment in preparation for production. Your final production is completed to industry standard and as part of your studies you will be expected to prepare your portfolio and show reel within a format that enables you to further exploit the work within a broader commercial context. There is also an opportunity to work in team on collaborative work with institutions such as the Royal Academy of Music.

  • Preparation for Extended Study in Animation
  • Extended Study in Animation
  • Independent Research Project
  • Professional Practice and Work Experience 3

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