BA (Hons) Study AbroadAnimation Production

Course Overview

Semester Study Abroad courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time abroad, developing their creative skills and gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend 2-3 years in another country.

Students are fully integrated with our BA (Hons) students in an exciting, creative University environment.

You will look into animation production in a broad and holistic way, providing a thoroughly intensive and team-based experience in which students develop comprehensive expertise in the whole production process.

This course will introduce you to the basic disciplines and skills to get you animating, with the opportunity to investigate the relationship between theory and practice within Animation Production. This is achieved via a series of workshops, seminars and lectures. You will be introduced to the visual and technical language of animation from the beginning and explore key areas of animation and drawing that are central to animation filmmaking.

You will be challenged to explore a variety of drawing, painting mediums and techniques with computer-generated production techniques closely linked to hand-drawn animation assignments to compliment your studies. You will be encouraged to develop traditional drawing skills as well as take risks in exploring unfamiliar approaches with unexpected outcomes.

The course allows you to develop your approach to communicative storylines, paying attention to the range of ways in which animation communicates its stories and meanings. It will build upon your knowledge and skills as you develop your confidence and vision.

Portfolios are required from all prospective candidates who wish to do a Semester Study Abroad course at the Arts University. The portfolio’s purpose is to show us how you communicate and translate ideas visually. Your portfolio will be reviewed by the course leader and a panel who will determine the most appropriate year of study in the course for each candidate.

Other types of programmes, such as bespoke courses are also available. For more information or to apply for a course contact us on +44 1202 853608 or email