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Animation Production

AUB offers students the opportunity to explore their creative practice while broadening their horizons.

Animation Production

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 don't necessarily want to spend 2-3 years in another country.

Course Information

Animation is everywhere, but it starts with skilled traditional 2D animation drawing. Depending on the term you wish to study with us; this course will introduce you to the disciplines and skills to get you animating, with the opportunity to investigate the relationship between theory and practice within Animation Production. You will be introduced to the visual and technical language of animation and explore key areas of the drawing that are central to animation filmmaking. Students will work in teams to develop personal portfolios and many produce award-winning graduate films.

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 complement 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.

Course Details

Mode of study

Full time

1, 2 or 3 terms

Autumn Term Duration

1 Term

September - December

2 Terms

September - March

3 Terms

September - May

Spring Term Duration

1 Term

January - March

2 Terms

January - May

Contact Study Abroad on +44 1202 363824 or Skype: aub-studyabroad

What will I need?

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 363824 or email

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Study Abroad courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time learning in the UK with our students for one or more terms

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Preparation For Master's

This course helps you develop your creative understanding or increase your English language skills before apply for a MA course.

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Outgoing Opportunities

Exchange programmes offer the opportunity for current AUB students to study part of their degree with one of our partner universities.

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Incoming Opportunities

Find out more about studying at AUB, either as a Study Abroad student or an exchange student from one of AUB’s partner institutions.