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Animation and Film Production BA (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • A cohesive joint study programme that takes a broad approach to animation, encompassing 2D traditional and digital animation, stop motion and 3D CGI for games, animation and film
  • Live projects integrated into year-long modules of study that allow you to gain experience in real studio-based production
  • You will be taught by excellent and experienced practitioners, practicing film makers and academics, have regular visits from subject specialists and practicing film-makers in all disciplines and have the opportunity to explore a range of film cultures including fiction, documentary, experimental and commercial production
  • The course offers high quality, well-resourced specialist learning and teaching facilities, and a rounded education with the opportunity to specialise
  • On-campus access to industry-standard software and motion capture facilities
  • A programme of guest lectures and events. Previous events have included award-winning local animation house Dice Productions Q&A event and Aardman’s Will Becher’s presentation from work on feature film ‘Pirates’
  • You will be part of a vibrant creative community including active screen production and film appreciation societies run by our students
  •  Regular opportunities for gaining work experience and networking opportunities including work with outside organisations, independent producers, industry visits, film festivals and opportunities to study abroad - Canada, the US and across Europe

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Animation and Film Production.

I’m really thrilled by all of the opportunities I have had whilst studying, I couldn’t be more set for the industry; I’ve had experience on professional film sets, offers from London film companies and my debut film has so far been really successful.

Eleanor Smart, Film Production Joint Honours graduate.

"The tutors were friendly and helped us through each year, teaching us all the skills we need to experiment with 2D, 3D stop motion animation and more."

Isabelle Kennedy, Animation graduate.

Studied in combination, Animation and Film Production provide you with an exciting opportunity to develop your creative work across a range of moving image practices, forms and applications. Together, they open up possibilities for your creative development and development of craft and digital skills that are applicable to a very wide range of graduate career and employment possibilities.

Animation at Worcester encompasses 2D traditional and digital animation, stop motion and claymation and 3D CGI for games, animation and film. Students also gain skills in editing, sound, compositing, concept art for games and animation, VFX techniques and creative concept generation. The course thus aims to offer you the realistic prospect of graduating as a competent practitioner in all areas of this still developing discipline. Alongside placing strong emphasis on nurturing your practice as an animator, it supports you to gain solid, foundational understanding of relevant history and theory. It integrates live projects into year-long modules of study to enable you to experience real, studio-based production in support of your preparation for professional work. 

Film Production offers opportunities to explore a broad range of film forms and cultures, including fiction and documentary forms and commercial and experimental production. You can specialise as you progress through the course and, if you wish, tailor your studies to focus on career specialisms including producing, directing, sound, cinematography, post-production, and visual effects. The craft skills of production are integral to your learning throughout and you are encouraged to experiment and explore your talents towards developing your own creative ‘voice’. Film Production is characterised by its practical approach to learning (you learn through making), by the value that it places on nurturing creative individuality and by its encouragement of a critically reflective approach.

In combination, these two subject areas are an ideal choice if working in moving image is your passion and if you are looking for academic study that will provide you with wide-ranging preparation to enter the multitude of employment fields encompassed by today’s creative and media industries, especially.


Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points



Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Omid Ghanat-Abady
Course Leader, Animation

Reuben Irving 
Course Leader, Film Production
01905 855295

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Drawing for Animators and Illustrators
Crafting the Moving Image
Crafting the Moving Image
Fiction: History and Production


Module options:

Origin and Function
Introduction to Animation: Human Locomotion
Fundamentals of modelling for Games Art and Animation: Asset Creation
Introduction to Experimental Film
Introduction to Sound Design

Year 2

Core modules:

Specialist Production Skills


Module options:

2D Animation
Introduction to CGI 1: Modelling & Texturing
Introduction to CGI 2: Rigging and Animation
Stop Motion
Animation Production: Narrative Workflows
Experimental Animation
Concept Generation, Research and Preproduction
Single Camera Drama
Experimental Film Production
Factual Film

Year 3

Core modules:



Module options:

Independent Study
Animation Extension Module
Pre-production Practices
Animation Professional Practice
Animation Negotiated Production 1
Animation Negotiated Production 2
Animation Negotiated Production 3
Final Project Pre-production
Final Production
Professional Practice
Factual Film Production
Corporate or Commercial Production



In addition to developing your capabilities as an animator, this course will enable you to develop a wide range of transferable skills, from research and analysis techniques, to problem-solving, to communication and negotiation. Animators are increasingly in demand as the industry expands. Our interdisciplinary approach gives flexibility and will develop in you a wider view of the world that is both attractive to employers, and empowers you to create your own opportunities through creative entrepreneurship. You will find career opportunities not only in animation production, but also in the games industry, television motion graphics, compositing, special effects and advertising.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Animation and Film Production BA (Hons) - W690

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

How to apply

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

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