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MDes Animation



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UCAS code: 259C

Year of entry: 2021

UCAS Tariff: 120

Duration: 4 YRS (FT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Why choose this course?

This course offers a practical programme of study, enabling you to bring characters to life. This specialised Animation programme will transform you into a versatile creative in the art of the moving image. Designed and developed from the ground up with employability as the core aim, you will develop skills in 2D, 3D and stop motion animation.


You will finish your studies with the professional skills and creative thinking strategies to pursue a career within animation studios, work as a freelance artist, or start your own studio.


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. 

Your studies will see you gain experience in digital skills and techniques used to bring your imagination from ideas to screen through, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, and stop motion animation, depending on which you choose to specialise in.

If you do not wish to apply for the Integrated Masters' level, you may choose to study this course as a three year degree

BA (Hons) Animation  UCAS Code: 259B


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