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The BA(Hons) Animation programme combines tradition with innovation. Students gain a broad range of skills in contemporary production processes and methods, alongside key programmatic tenets of filmmaking, narrative and design for animation. The multidisciplinary teaching team of academics and technical instructors includes active industry professionals with close ties to Bristol and London's thriving creative sector.
Professional practice, work experience and foreign exchange sit at the programme's core. Students develop their creative practice while engaging with industry to discover where they best fit into the creative sector. Industry experts frequently contribute workshops, lectures and portfolio crits.
Successful graduates work as independent filmmakers/producers, freelance practitioners and with leading animation studios in the UK and worldwide.
The MA Animation programme, located in one of Europe’s leading centres of animation and media production, benefits from a wealth of expertise and production experience that feeds directly into the course. The programme offers a balanced educational and training experience where students acquire and develop the necessary contemporary craft skills in animation relevant to their professional ambitions while exploring their individual creativity on live team projects. Taught by a range of industry professionals, students from a range of arts and animation backgrounds from around the globe come to take the opportunity to create work across a broad range of techniques and processes.
“Karen” By Amy Ashton. Animation Graduate 2013