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BA (Hons) Animation



in Wales for overall satisfaction*

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rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

UCAS code: 259B

Year of entry: 2020 2021

UCAS Tariff: 112

Duration: 3 YRS (FT) 6YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Why choose this course?


If you have a passion for moving images, bringing characters to life and storytelling, this new specialised Animation programme will transform you into a versatile creative in the art of the moving image. 

You will finish your studies with the professional skills and creative thinking strategies to apply for jobs in studios, work as a freelance artist, or start your own studio.


*1st in Wales and 10th in the UK for overall satisfaction in the area of Cinematics & Photography (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS 2019 data).


Students will:

  • learn the principles of visual communication and drawing and apply them to character design, background design, storyboarding and scene layout
  • explore the principles of animation with a focus on 2D techniques
  • work in teams on an informative motion graphic project for a real client
  • practice character animation using 3D techniques to build up a show reel
  • specialise and develop a final degree project



You can also choose to study this course as a four-year integrated masters option MDes Animation UCAS code: 259C or as a foundation year BA (Hons) Animation (four years including foundation year) UCAS code: 259D


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