What will I learn?

From Méliès crashing a rocket into the titular character’s eye in A Trip to the Moon (1902) right through to the pioneering studio work of Disney, Pixar and Aardman, animation is about creating the illusion of movement in a variety of visual art forms to engage audiences and tell stories, and where anything is possible. On this degree, you will acquire a wide range of animation skills and the ability to produce a variety of animation products to be used for visual art forms, including film, television, virtual reality, web animation and video games. The programme is aligned to the professional standards of ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen-based industries. Through an array of practice-based and critically informed projects, you will be introduced to a wide range of techniques. You will hone your skills on live animation projects in our specialist studios, embrace your personal creativity and express your own ideas. Gaining an understanding of the global potential of the animation industry and a detailed knowledge of professional animation practice, you will be immersed in all stages of the animation process, from idea generation and character creation to pitch-presentation, animated performance and post-production.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022


Ormskirk (Main Campus)

St Helens Road,



L39 4QP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: High School Diploma with a GPA of 2.75 or above; plus either four AP (Advanced Placement Programme) courses at grade 3 or above; or three AP courses at grade 4 or above; or First Year of University/College; or 3 x SAT subject tests at 550 points or 1200/1600 in the SATR; or ACT (minimum scores in English 18, Maths 22, Reading 20, Science 20-overall average score 21).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.