What will I learn?

This BA (Hons) Animation degree has been designed with organisations including Arcus Studios, Novak and Three Motion to meet the growing need for skilled animators in the sector. If you are passionate about digital and traditional animation, enjoy working with technology and are a natural problem solver, this is the degree for you. You will explore a broad range of animation techniques and processes to develop your practice and bring your ideas to life. You will learn from tutors with many years’ experience of the animation industry and cover topics such as character design and development, storytelling and principles of design. You will use industry standard software such as Cinema 4D and VR headsets. You will visit national and international festivals as well as installations and exhibitions to enrich your studies. You will be given lots of opportunities to engage with industry professionals to build your portfolio and connections through practice. Once you complete your degree you may decide to continue your studies and progress onto a Masters degree or PGCE, if you would like to go into teaching. You may want to go straight into employment and there are a number of roles you could secure including 3D Modeller, animation director, character designer/animator, effects animator, motion graphics designer, UI/UX designer.

Which department am I in?

Digital Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£11,400.00 (US$ 15,451) per year
The fee mentioned above is for 2021/2022 entry. There may be a slight increase in 2022/2023 entry.

This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

12 September 2022


Main Site

Rye Hill Campus,

Scotswood Road,

Newcastle Upon Tyne,

NE4 7SA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are expected to have completed a level 3 foundation programme or equivalent. Students who have completed a higher national diploma or foundation degree will be able to join the second or third year of a BA Honours degree course.

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


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