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University of Bedfordshire

Animation BA (Hons)

Foundation Year, Undergraduate
3 years, 4 years
Tuition fee

Course description

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Animation BA (Hons) is a course for creative and imaginative people who want to realise themselves as animators and computer graphic designers. Classes are primarily aimed at practice and working on short film and animation projects. After completing the course, graduates have a wide range of employment opportunities. The course of study lasts three years on a full-time basis.

Why study for an Animation BA (Hons) degree?

  • Graduates of the course have broader employment prospects thanks to the university’s membership of organisations such as the British Fashion Council, The Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses, Association of Illustrators and AA2A
  • Students have the opportunity for prestigious internships that increase their value on the labour market
  • Students have the opportunity to work for collaborating companies with the university, such as Bedford Creative Arts, London Luton Airport, Luton Town FC, Luton Culture Trust and Penguin Books
  • The course is taught in small workshop groups
  • The university is equipped with high-end computer equipment
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in competitions
  • The university provides the opportunity to network with people from the industry

What competences do trainees acquire?

  • Graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary for the animation profession
  • Students learn to work on projects using graphic communication
  • In the undergraduate program, students learn: character design, model making, motion graphics design, illustration and special effects creation
  • The Animation BA (Hons) course provides the opportunity to participate in workshop sessions, seminars and independent research
  • Students also learn how to work effectively

Where to study the course?

For the Animation BA (Hons) course, we suggest choosing the University Square Campus in Luton.

This course is organized by:
School of Arts and Creative Industries

This course awards the qualifications:
BA Hons

Foundation year:

Pre-settle/Settle status/UK passport*/indefinitive leave to remain


Two years’ working experience(CV)
High school or technical school leaving certificate with an average of 3.0/ Baccalaureate passed at 45% overall

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 4.5pct level (scale 1-8)

Year one:

Pre-settle/Settle status/ British passport/indefinitive leave to remain


Baccalaureate passed with an average of 60% in all subjects

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 5.5pts (scale 1-8)
*People who only hold a UK passport can only apply through our agency if they are over 25 years of age