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    Why study Animation at Dundee?

    Embracing both 3D digital and 2D approaches, this course offers a wide range of opportunities for contemporary animators from narrative storytelling to visual effects and visualisation. Creativity and professional practice are the driving forces behind this dynamic course. It is a fusion of art and technology, designed to help students develop a good understanding of the relationship between aesthetic, perceptual and technical factors involved in the development of animation productions.

    Students have the opportunity to exploit their individual abilities within the subject, creating a sound working methodology and acquire relevant professional skills to use cutting-edge technology adopted by the international animation industry.

    Cutting edge facilities

    You will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities include Maya labs, animation studio, rostrum camera, and a green screen visual effects studio.

    At the end of the course you will be able to:

    · competently use 2D and 3D animation skills

    · use cutting edge technology to create narrative stories & visual effects

    · coherently research, defend and structure your chosen subject

    Communication Design

    Animation is one of three courses that comprise the communication design programme (animation, graphic design and illustration). While following your course in animation, you will also gain a broad educational experience by being provided with a wide range of opportunities for you to engage with generic communication design issues as well as your pathway choice in animation. The goal is to deliver agile and flexible graduate designers who have a broad understanding of communication design coupled with deep knowledge and expertise in their chosen subject pathway.

    Student exchange

    The academic perspective is enhanced by opportunities for you to study abroad through exchange schemes that operate with centres of excellence in many European and transatlantic countries.

    In addition, the department normally organises an overseas study visit for all Level 3 students.


    Animation is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of creative endeavour. In particular the last decade has seen a truly amazing growth in its technical development and applications. Animation is fast-changing and has never been a more relevant and exciting career prospect than now. Employment opportunities for contemporary animators exist in multimedia, web design, interactive games design, digital simulation, virtual environments and visual effects.

    Graduates from BA (Hons) Animation have gone on to have successful careers in the following fields:

    • multimedia
    • web design
    • interactive games design
    • digital simulation
    • virtual environments
    • visual effects

    Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as:

    • Tag Games
    • EA
    • King Rollo Films
    • BBC
    • Cinesite
    • The Mill

    Andy Tulloch graduated in 2007. He is a Matchmover for Double Negative and has done visual effects for movies that include The Golden Army, Fast & Furious, The Dark Knight, Angels & Demons and Cloverfield.

    UCAS Code: W280

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee

    The fees you pay will, in most cases, depend on your current country of residence.

    The fee shown is annual, and may be subject to an increase each year.

    Fee category

    Fees for students starting September 2015

    Scottish students

    £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2014 entry). Fees for September 2015 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2015.

    Rest of UK students

    £9,000 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.

    EU students

    £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2014 entry). Fees for September 2015 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2015.

    Overseas students (non-EU)

    £12,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.

    Not specified Start date September 2015 Courses start each year in September. Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The intention is to develop your individual skills and competency towards time management, enabling self-reflective critique and practice, artistic expression and an individual philosophy that can be demonstrated through self-initiated and managed projects.

    How you will be taught

    The programme of study involves projects and workshops designed to help you, through experiential learning, to understand the fundamental skills of animation. Different approaches of teaching and learning are used including:

    • Regular seminars
    • Practical lectures
    • Studio demonstrations
    • Individual tutorials
    • Group critiques
    • Peer review

    What you will study

    Level 1

    Students can enter Animation after successfully completing our Art and Design (General Foundation) course (apply for course WW12) or on successful completion of a recognised Foundation Course or equivalent (apply or course W210). This is normal for many art and design courses.

    In the Art and Design (General Foundation) course you will learn the core values which will enrich and expand your personal visual language, preparing you nicely for a further 3 years in Animation.

    Level 2

    • Introduction to Fundamental Animation Skills
    • Introduction to 2D and 3D Computer Animation
    • Introduction to Production Equipment
    • Creative Research Methodology
    • Contextual Studies

    Level 2 of the programme is structured to provide a broad foundation of knowledge and experience. You will be introduced to relevant equipment and varied media used in the production process for your choice of specialism. Projects and assignments help you develop the relevant learning, research and technical skills, exploring creativity and individual aptitude through each process.

    Level 3

    • Personal Programme of Study
    • Research and Development
    • Professional Production Practice
    • Professional Production Practice
    • Professional Production Practice
    • Professional Production Practice

    Level 3 is designed to encourage experimentation, cross course projects, exploring ideas and making use of appropriate technical methods. All students prepare and present a programme of personal project work that reflects the research and development of ideas. During this year you will undertake a series of assignments designed to develop good professional practice necessary to succeed in your chosen career.

    Level 4

    • Personal Programme of Research
    • Dissertation
    • Degree Show Exposition

    In the final year - Level 4 - you will organise and present a personal programme of study that will form the major part of your submission for the Honours degree examination. You will be encouraged to integrate all aspects of your research with a written thesis and the production of your final outcomes. You will produce a body of work that will demonstrate a mature visual understanding of materials, methods and processes required to transform ideas into reality.

    How you will be assessed

    Your progress is monitored with structured formal reviews and assessments. At Level 4 a team of internal and external examiners conduct the final degree examination.


    Who should study Animation?


    • creative
    • technologically motivated
    • artistic
    • a good communicator
    • an observer
    • a team player

    You want to:

    • improve observational and life drawing skills
    • develop 2d & 3D skills
    • learn how to express your creative vision through animation
    • learn the skills required to enter a field with exciting and ever expanding career prospects

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.



    See Course Homepage for Full Details

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Dundee.

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