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Taught by professional animators, practitioners and academics, the BA (Hons) Animation course provides its students with an understanding of animation production for industry.

Recognised as one of the largest media hubs in Europe, Manchester is a vibrant city with a wealth of opportunities to connect with the animation sector. The course introduces techniques relevant to cutting-edge animation and the underlying principles of motion, performance and expression. The course focuses on the creative practices, motion and storytelling fundamentals that are at the heart of all animation, irrespective of technique. Animation is one of the fastest growing sectors in the creative industries and due to our ever-growing hunger for animated content there are now many opportunities to work in this vibrant field.

Students joining the BA (Hons) Animation course in September 2021 will be based in the School of Digital Arts.

Student Work

Visit our online Degree Show gallery to see examples of work by final year Animation students.

End of Year Show 2020   Degree Show 2019
Degree Show 2018

'First Man' scoops top prize for sound at Royal Television Society North West Student Awards

Students nominated in animation and sound award categories

'Luz' named Best Animation at RTS North West Student Awards

Designs used to promote Rugby World Cup coverage, Brexitcast and more