Nottingham Trent University

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Burton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU, United Kingdom


This cutting-edge course will give you the chance to learn about animation and explore it in a way that reflects current art and industry practice. You’ll have the opportunity to study the broadest range of disciplines including drawing, writing, 2D and 3D animation, character design, storyboarding, scoring, and directing. By the end of the course you will have developed a thesis short animation and a professional show reel, tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your creative career as an animator. This course will provide you with professional, creative, intellectual and technical skills which you’ll need to work within the international animation industry. You’ll be taught through a variation of lectures, briefings, studio workshops, tutorials and study trips. This course is assessed 100% by coursework which will include: 2D visual research; sketchbooks and design development work and portfolio work. You’ll get to explore the different areas of animation through studio practice, academic research and study. You’ll write and draw storyboards and turn these into animation. You’ll be taught by staff members who have extensive industry experience and who will encourage you to participate in in live projects and competitions to gain valuable professional experience within the industry which will help you to carve out work experience opportunities to enhance your employability and to make relevant links to industry professionals. You’ll use industry specific equipment such as Wacom Cintiq 27" HD touch drawings screens, and software such as Autodesk’s Maya, TVPaint and Dragonframe. You’ll get to exhibit your work during your final year at NTU’s Degree Show in front of creative industry professionals. From this, you may be selected to showcase your work at International film festivals such as the Annecy International Animated Film festival which will enhance both your CV and portfolio. You’ll benefit from using our industry-standard facilities which includes: as-live TV, 3D motion capture and all-purpose film studio and green-screen wall and lighting. You may also wish to apply for an overseas exchange to a partner university in Europe through our Erasmus+ Scheme, to gain travel experience and independence in a foreign country, which will help you to stand out within the graduate employment market. This course will prepare you to work in areas such as: the digital media field, areas such as feature films, television, advertising and games production.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    City Campus,Nottingham