MA Animation Production

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    Our MA courses are between one and two years in length, depending on the subject and mode of study.

Course Description

The MA Animation Production course focuses on practice, theory and professionalism and the ‘critical dialogue’ between them.

This course can be studied full- or part-time from October or full-time from January.

The MA Animation Production philosophy sees understanding of the traditional principles of animation as fundamental, but these are critically contextualised in relation to technology, history, theory and professional/studio practice.

MA Animation Production offers you the opportunity to demonstrate a systematic and critically-informed understanding of current developments in animation theory and practice. Fundamentally based on a tripartite approach of Practice, Theory and Professionalism – with each element placed in ‘critical dialogue’ with the others – the course will ensure that your research and practice is at the forefront of the discipline.

Entry Requirements

We encourage application from students with a broad range of qualifications and we welcome students from all educational backgrounds. We’ll take into account the knowledge and skills that you’ve developed outside the classroom as well as your previous qualifications.

You’ll usually have BA (Hons) Degree graded at 2.1 or above, or an equivalent UK or international qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline.

Alternative Qualifications/Experience

Applicants with other than the required academic qualifications will be considered for entry if there is sufficient evidence to indicate that they have the potential to fulfil the objectives of the course of study and to achieve the standard of the final award.

Applications are also welcomed from those with other qualifications or with work experience which demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills to study at postgraduate level.

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Programme Funding

Our MA Animation Production course is one of the courses in the UK eligible for BAFTA Scholarship applications.

Student Destinations

The overall aim of this course is to enable you to pursue your interests and specialism – whether 2D/drawn, CG, stop motion or other forms of animation – and produce excellent work that synthesises the ‘strands’ of theory, practice and professionalism.

Module Details

MA Animation Production consists of three 60-credit units (180 credits for the MA). These are:

  • Defining Practice, Theory and Professionalism
  • Masters Project 1
  • Masters Project 2

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