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BA (Hons) Animation

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

BA (Hons) Animation

On this creative course you’ll learn from a team of animation experts, experimenting with styles ranging from drawn animation through to stop-motion and CGI. Under their guidance you'll develop your practical skills, develop a portfolio and become a highly trained and multi-disciplined animation professional.

Students will bring their concepts to life using industry-standard animation facilities - learning the full production process from first draft storyboarding to advanced filmmaking techniques.

Admission requirements

Students who want to learn a broad range of animation techniques before specializing in a particular area of animation will appreciate the varied curriculum and variety of staff expertise found on this course.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 20 in each individual component
  • Duolingo English Language Test - 100 overall with minimum of 90 in each component
  • or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year one

Core modules

  • Animation Principles
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Observation
  • Animation Practice
  • 3D Animation
  • Animation History


Year two

Core modules

  • Production Pitch
  • Production Design
  • Animation Production
  • Cinematography for Animations
  • Freelance Animation


  • Animation Techniques
  • Stop Motion Techniques

Please note: Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core modules

  • Animation Final Major Project Proposal
  • Animation Final Major Project Pre-Production
  • Animation Marketing
  • Animation Final Major Project
  • Animation Final Major Project – Behind the Scenes

Scholarships & funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year
  • International full-time fees: £13,800 per year

Continuing studies

After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.

Career opportunities

Solent's animation programme will equip you to fulfil roles such as:

  • Character animator
  • Fx animation
  • Rigger
  • Background artist
  • Storyboard artist
  • Editor
  • Director
  • Technician
  • Character designer
  • Concept artist
  • Sculptor
  • Texture artist
  • Video game artist

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About this institute

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Why study at Solent University

Everything we do at Solent is focused on you – your learning, your life, your career. We offer all of the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you’ll need – all the things employers are looking for. So, when you graduate, you’ll already feel like a professional.

  • Solent’s top areas of research and expertise are the creative and cultural industries, maritime and the environment, and sport, health and wellbeing.
  • Gain work experience with our in-house innovative student enterprises in retail, design and web, TV, music and radio production and event management.
  • Our lively student community is home to over 100 different nationalities – giving our campus and our classrooms a diverse, multicultural feel.

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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