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Animation, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) ,
This innovative course focuses on the development of a significant experimental animation production that synthesises research undertaken in areas such as drawing, live-action, drawing on film, under camera manipulation, stop-frame animation, pixilation and sound as art.

About

A strong independent research base will underpin individual practice.

Challenging the parameters of film and video production, and identifying new approaches to the notion of art films will be encouraged, as will incorporating experimentation in production and post-production stages.

The MA Animation is made up of four units totalling 180 credits.

The programme is designed to help you acclimatise to the challenges of MA level research and practice, enabling you to identify and describe a clear direction for your postgraduate design study.  

You will be encouraged to develop design propositions that encompass key design issues and have complexity and ambition, taking full consideration of the relative contextual drivers.

You will also be encouraged and supported to extend your experience in the professional sphere, either through a practical project, research context, exchange, work experience, or other negotiated professional set of interactions with an external partner, groups of students and creative industry.  

Towards the end of the programme you will undertake a major project to consolidate your past research and practice into fully realised collections, pieces, proposals, business plans, or exhibitions ? whatever means is appropriate to the work.  ou will also have developed a strategy for the continuation of your practice located and contextualised to the profession or discipline.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Practice 1 Media: Project Synopsis and Development
  • Practice 2 Media: Animation Major Project
  • Professional Platforms
  • Commercial Aspects of Design
  • Contested Territories
  • Digital Futures
  • Health and Wellbeing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    If they receive your application after the 15 January deadline and up until 30 June, they will still consider it if there are places available on the course, but some of the most popular courses may already be full.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      MA - 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time · MFA - 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2584 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2584 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1542 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1542 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
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per 30 credits per year

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 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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