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Animation Courses in the UK – A Complete List of University & College Courses

Animation Courses in the UK – A Complete List of University & College Courses

22 Jan 2018 General

Studying animation in the UK has become a lot more accessible over the past 20 years. Back in 2000, there were only a handful of universities or colleges offering the chance to study animation. Prior to setting up the studio, both of Slurpy’s founders (Aaron Wood and Katie Steed) studied animation at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham, which has since been re-named the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham. It was the first animation course to be established in the UK – set up by the legendary Bob Godfrey in 1972, and has gone on to produce four Academy Award winners.

Since then, animation courses have exploded in the UK – there are now over 50 universities or colleges offering BA (Hon) courses in animation production of some sort. This doesn’t include the many MA courses that are being established  year on year; plus the various short courses which deal with specific parts of animation (storyboarding, software, model-making, etc.)

The below list should give an idea of the breadth of courses all over the UK. We have thrown in 3 of the ‘big’ MA courses, too.

UK Animation Courses

  1. Anglia Ruskin Uni
    Illustration and Animation (BA Hons)
  2. Arts University Bournemouth
    Animation Production (BA Hons)
  3. Barking and Dagenham College
    Animation (BA Hons)
  4. Birmingham City University
    Visual Communication (Film and Animation) (BA Hons)
  5. Blackburn College
    Design (Illustration & Animation) (BA Hons)
  6. Bournemouth University
    Computer Visualisation and Animation (W280), Computer Animation Arts (BA Hons)
  7. Buckinghamshire New University
    Animation and Visual Effects (BA Hons)
  8. Central St Martins College
    Character Animation (MA)
  9. Coventry University
    Illustration and Animation (BA Hons)
  10. De Montfort University
    Animation (BA Hons)
  11. Dun Laoghaire College of Art, Design and Technology
    Animation (BA Hons)
  12. Edge Hill University
    Animation (BA Hons)
  13. Falmouth University
    Animation and Visual Effects (BA Hons)
  14. Hereford College of Arts
    Illustration & Animation (BA Hons)
  15. Kingston University
    Illustration Animation (BA Hons)
  16. Leeds College of Art
    Animation (BA Hons)
  17. Manchester Metropolitan University
    Animation (BA Hons)
  18. MET Film School
    Animation (BA Hons)
  19. Middlesex University
    Animation (BA Hons)
  20. National Film and Television School (NFTS)
    Animation (MA)
  21. Northumbria University
    Animation (BA Hons)
  22. Norwich University Of The Arts
    Animation (BA Hons)
  23. Nottingham Trent University
    Animation (BA Hons)
  24. Plymouth College of Art
    Animation (BA Hons)
  25. Ravensbourne
    Animation (BA Hons)
  26. Royal College of Art (RCA)
    Animation (MA)
  27. Sheffield Hallam University
    Animation (BA Hons)
  28. Southampton Solent University
    Animation (BA Hons)
  29. Staffordshire University
    Animation (BA Hons)
  30. Teesside University
    Computer Character Animation (BA Hons)
  31. University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Canterbury
    Illustration & Animation (BA Hons)
  32. University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham
    Animation (BA Hons)
  33. University of Bolton
    Animation & Illustration (BA Hons)
  34. University of Bradford
    Animation (BSc Hons)
  35. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
    Animation (BA Hons)
  36. University of Derby
    Animation (BA Hons)
  37. University of Dundee
    Animation (BA Hons)
  38. University of East London (UEL)
    Animation and Illustration (BA Hons)
  39. University of Edinburgh
    Animation (BA Hons)
  40. University of Gloucestershire
    Animation (BA Hons)
  41. University of Greenwich
    Animation (BA Hons)
  42. University of Hertfordshire
    2D Animation and Character for Digital Media (W616), 3D Animation and Modelling (BA Hons)
  43. University of Huddersfield
    Animation (BA Hons)
  44. University of Lincoln
    Animation (BA Hons)
  45. University of Portsmouth
    Animation (BA Hons)
  46. University of Salford
    Animation (BA Hons)
  47. University of South Wales
    Animation (2D and Stop Motion), Computer Animation (BA Hons)
  48. University of Sunderland
    Animation and Games Art (BA Hons)
  49. University of the Arts London
    Animation (BA Hons)
  50. University of the West of England (UWE)
    Animation (BA Hons)
  51. University of Ulster
    Animation (Bdes Hons)
  52. University of Wales Trinity Saint David
    3D Computer Animation (BA Hons)
  53. University of Westminster
    Animation (BA Hons)
  54. University of Wolverhampton
    Animation (BA Hons)
  55. University of Worcester
    Animation (BA Hons)
  56. Wirral Metropolitan College
    Illustration with Animation (BA Hons)

If you have any more suggestions or additions, comments or opinions, please feel free to drop them in the comments below!

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