15 months
1167 GBP/module
646 GBP/module
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The Animation course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) brings together a diverse range of students, from established practitioners to those seeking a conversion course for a career in animation. Whether your aim is to be an independent animated filmmaker, a character animator, storyteller or designer - this course will support your goals.

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You'll study both theoretical and contextual content, developing your understanding of the growing field of animation. You'll learn your craft from our staff team who all have extensive experience in the UK and international animation and media industries.

Bristol is recognised as a global centre for animation production, and you'll benefit from our local partnerships. We have industry links with many of the studios in the city and beyond, such as Aardman Animation s.

Why study this course?

The Animation course from University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)  is based at Bower Ashton, part of our City Campus, where you'll have access to exceptional facilities and resources.

Experience our state-of the-art technical centres, including 2D, CG and stop-motion animation studios. And build on your skill set by studying in our production and post-production studios, sound recording suites and printmaking and fabrication workshops.

In your first term, you'll focus on ideas, design and storytelling that you'll apply to your own project work. So you'll be able to follow your interests from the start, tailoring your project to your career aspirations.

Careers / Further study

This postgraduate course will enable you to embark on a career in animation or return to the industry as a redefined practitioner.

Our students frequently go on to screen work in worldwide animation and short film festivals. Others have gone on to launch their own start-up studios, supported by UWE Bristol's Launch Space incubation hub.

Whatever your goals, this course will support your individual interests and specialisms. This might include direction, production, art direction, storyboarding, model-making, character animation, or even a career in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animated Encounters 
  • Animation Agenda 
  • Animation Enquiry  
  • Studio 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 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 undergraduate degree in the Visual Arts but those with other academic qualifications or relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1167 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1167 GBP per module during 15 months.
  • National

    646 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 646 GBP per module 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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