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Animation - BA (Hons) Degree

Animators breathe life into stories, making even the simplest line drawing magically come alive, and engaging everyone in a language understood by all.

On our BA Animation degree, you become familiar with the techniques, principles and skills that open up the world of animation. You will learn to create the illusion of motion using time, sound and form to bring images, ideas and stories to life. You will take complex information and use traditional media as well as new and emerging media and technology to assemble meaningful narratives.

Our Animation degree course allows you to build on your critical and analytical skills. You will develop your individual voice as well as your expertise and learn how to apply your skillset across the creative industries.

You will engage with cutting edge studio practice, collaborate with other disciplines, explore methods and theory, work on live briefs and competitions and undertake self-directed projects.

Emerge as an animator with the skills, confidence and critical thinking to dive into the growing world of professional animation.

Course information on this page relates to 2021 entry

Key Course Information

UCAS Code: 6HJ3

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

Cardiff School of Art & Design

Course Length:
Three years full-time.

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Performance Sport

Cardiff Met provides and manages a TASS accredited Dual Career Scheme environment that allows students to achieve their academic potential alongside training, playing and performing in their chosen sport.

With personal experience of competing on the international stage and undertaking world leading research, our academic and Performance Sport staff create a truly unique environment of sporting excellence. The integrated model means you can be assured our programmes are informed by the latest in coaching and support services all designed to develop you as an athlete. Coupled with our key partnerships with a variety of National Governing Bodies our programmes work alongside recognised talent pathways.

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