M.A. On Campus


University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

15 months
10600 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Animation course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is taught via practical workshops, a rolling programme of guest lecturers and industry speakers and there are opportunities for work experience within the industry.   


Animation students also get to work collaboratively with students on other postgraduate programmes, including MA Documentary and Features and MA Wildlife Filmmaking and with external organisations including the BBC, the BFI and composers from the Royal Academy of Music.

Engaged and industry-led teaching 

  • Practitioners from Bristol's leading animation studios support both the development and delivery of this course, offering professional advice and guidance through workshops and master classes.  You will also have the opportunity to be mentored one-to-one by industry professionals.
  • You will learn from the best in the business, gaining industry insight as well as work experience opportunities and the chance to attend networking events and screenings. 
  • A strong focus on long term employability, ensures you graduate as a multi-skilled lifelong learner, with confidence, connections and a desire to further develop and enhance your practice.

Careers / Further study

The Animation course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will allow you to return to industry with enhanced skills and further experience or start afresh in the diverse field of animation. The course content and structure enables you to pursue your interests and specialisms whether in 2D/drawn, CG, stop motion or other forms of animation in a range of roles including direction, production, storyboarding, model-making, layout, design and teaching.  

Past students have gained employment and worked on productions throughout the worldwith companies such as: Aardman Animations, A Productions, Wonky, Rumpus and Sun and Moon.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Practice in Animation 
  • Pre-Production for Animation
  • Production for Animation 
  • Professional Practice in Animation 
  • Post Production for Animation  
  • Professional Practice in Animation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • There are no specific deadlines, but the sooner you apply, the less likely you are to miss out.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We are looking for highly motivated creative students with some prior experience in animation or a related area. Usually applicants will have an honours degree in the Visual Arts but those with other academic qualifications or relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply. 
  • Candidates are usually invited to interview if this is practical. You will be expected to articulate a clear vision of the potential role of animation in the development of your own creative practice and will be expected to make a short presentation of previous work relevant to animation and your potential development in this field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13250 GBP for the full programme during 15 months.
  • National

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP for the full programme during 15 months.

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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