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De Montfort University (DMU), BA, Animation

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Sep years: 3 - 4 £12750 £9250 Academic year 2017 - 2018

Animation is a challenging and exciting course offering real-world production experience and professional practice as you develop your skills in 3D character animation, 2D animation, drawing, concept art, compositing and VFX.

De Montfort University vibrant studio culture encourages you to achieve your full potential. Programme offers excellent specialist facilities including industry-standard animation, recording and sound studios, editing suites and dedicated graphics studios, computer suites for lectures and practical workshops, screening rooms for viewing dailies and presentations, green/blue screen studios; exposure to the latest software and motion capture facilities to ensure you achieve the high level of professional skills required by industry.  You will also benefit from the University's dedicated suite of Cintiq stations.

Why choose this course?

  • Join one of the top 10 most popular universities in the UK for home and EU students, as rated by UCAS
  • Incredible graduate success: a recent graduate was part of a team who won an Oscar for the sci-fi movie Ex-Machina. Other graduates have also worked on blockbuster films including Star Trek Beyond, Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Pete’s Dragon, Inferno
  • More than 86% graduate employability: in work or further study within six months of graduating and 94% said the course improved their communication skills in the National Student Survey 2016
  • Placement opportunities
  • Academic expertise: practical sessions are conducted by an Auto-desk certified Maya professional, and you will benefit from regular industry guest lectures
  • Industry-standard facilities: including animation, recording and sound studios, a dedicated suite of Cintiq graphics tablets, editing suites and green/blue screen studios 
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal: #DMUglobal offers students a diverse range of opportunities, including  academic and student-led trips, internships, volunteering and summer schools to over 50 destinations such as China, Canada, USA, Japan, South Africa, Russia, Italy and Germany.

Career prospects

DMU graduates are working as animators, producers, high-flying VFX technical directors, lead technical runners, compositors, modellers and designers working on TV series and films. 

Work-based placements

DMU’s dedicated Placements Teams can help you by providing access to hundreds of opportunities, giving one-to-one CV advice and interview preparation, and offering training sessions and support from a dedicated tutor.


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