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Animation studies

animation

Those students who have passion in drawing and animation, who dream about creating cartoons and videogames, may be interested in one of the Animation programs, which are offered by several universities around the world. A Bachelors or Masters degree in Animation studies is a enormous first step towards your future career in animation and cartoon area.

What do these programs include?

These programs are mainly focused on practical part of education. Theoretical part of the program usually includes history of animation and cinema, and related disciplines, but most of the time students are taught the practical animation production and the diversity of techniques. The list of taught animation techniques usually includes the following: painting on glass, charcoal, sand, ink, 2D and 3D digital, stop-motion, pixilation, rotoscoping, visual effects and motion graphics, experimental film techniques, projection art and interdisciplinary collaborations. Besides animation techniques, students are taught the basics of animation screen production, including storyboarding, screenwriting, character design. It is expected that after getting a degree in Animation studies young professionals will have all skills to create their own cartoon.

The length of programs

Masters programs in Animation mainly last from two to three years, Bachelors programs - from three to four years. The leigh of the educational process depends on the chosen university and country - for example, the BA program from the University of Melbourne in Australia lasts three years, but the similar BA program from the University of Edinburgh in United Kingdom lasts four years. Several programs (for example, MA in Animation and Digital arts in University of Southern California) include the variety of internships and fieldworks, which will help students with their future career opportunities.

The cost of these programs also varies according to chosen university. Almost every university holding an Animation program provides several scholarship for outstanding students.

Future career

Some of the universities provide job opportunities for their graduates. The degree in the field of Animation is in high demand in game industry, filming companies - from small independent studios to big corporations like Disney or Pixar. After getting a degree, graduates can find a job in TV-series making, website building, creating videoarts, installations, cartoons, games and educational programs.

How to apply for the Animation Studies?

As the Animation Studies is a creative discipline, the admission rules for these programs are more specific than for other programs. Drawing skills are almost always required; applicants are expected to submit their CV and portfolio. As all Animation programs you can find on our website are taught in English, language fluency (a TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent certificate) is mandatory. Applicants for some programs are also expected to have excellent grades in Maths, but it is not always required. Some universities also ask for prior knowledge of fundamental digital animation concepts and techniques.

The application rules can vary according to the program you choose, the degree level, the chosen university and country, etc.

Coventry University logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Domestic students: $ 9k / Module
  • International students: $ 12.4k / Module
  • Language:
  • English
    Metropolitan University logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 10.2k / Year
    • International students: $ 14k / Year
    • Language:
    • English
      Yasar University logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • $ 10.5k / Year
      • Language:
      • Turkish
        Bournemouth University logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 10.6k / Year
        • International students: $ 14.7k / Year
        • Language:
        • English
          University of Southern California logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • International students: $ 58.8k / Year
          • Ranking:
          • 531 StudyQA
          • Duration:
          • 3 years
            Uppsala University logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • International students: $ 6.88k / 1 semester
            • Language:
            • English
            • Ranking:
            • 521 StudyQA
            • Duration:
            • 3 years
              Uppsala University logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • International students: $ 6.88k / 1 semester
              • Language:
              • English
              • Ranking:
              • 484 StudyQA
              • Duration:
              • 3 years
                Nanyang Technological University logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • Domestic students: $ 8.27k / 1 Year
                • International students: $ 12.6k / 1 Year
                • Language:
                • English
                • Ranking:
                • 471 StudyQA
                • Duration:
                • 4 years
                  Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU) logo
                  • Tuition Fee:
                  • Domestic students: $ 2.29k / Year
                  • International students: $ 5.96k / Year
                  • Language:
                  • English
                  • Ranking:
                  • 418 StudyQA
                    Bournemouth University logo
                    • Tuition Fee:
                    • Domestic students: $ 10.6k / Year
                    • International students: $ 14.7k / Year
                    • Language:
                    • English
                      Uppsala University logo
                      • Tuition Fee:
                      • International students: $ 6.88k / 1 semester
                      • Language:
                      • English
                      • Ranking:
                      • 349 StudyQA
                      • Duration:
                      • 3 years
                        University of Greenwich logo
                        • Tuition Fee:
                        • Domestic students: $ 9k / Year
                        • International students: $ 10.4k / Year
                        • Language:
                        • English
                          University of Edinburgh logo
                          • Tuition Fee:
                          • Domestic students: $ 12.1k / Year
                          • International students: $ 30.5k / Year
                          • Ranking:
                          • 301 StudyQA
                          • Duration:
                          • 4 years
                            University of Wales logo
                            • Tuition Fee:
                            • International students: $ 11.8k / Year
                            • Language:
                            • English
                            • Ranking:
                            • 269 StudyQA
                              Avans University of Applied Sciences logo
                              • Tuition Fee:
                              • Domestic students: $ 2.29k / Year
                              • International students: $ 8.9k / Year
                              • Language:
                              • English
                                Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU) logo
                                • Tuition Fee:
                                • Domestic students: $ 2.29k / Year
                                • International students: $ 5.96k / Year
                                • Language:
                                • English
                                  Bournemouth University logo
                                  • Tuition Fee:
                                  • Domestic students: $ 10.6k / Year
                                  • International students: $ 14.7k / Year
                                  • Language:
                                  • English
                                    ArtEZ University of the Arts logo
                                    • Tuition Fee:
                                    • Domestic students: $ 2.29k / Year
                                    • Language:
                                    • English
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                                      Bachelor Animation programs

                                      bachelor animation programs
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                                      Master Animation programs

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                                      Most Popular Animation programs

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                                      Description This course provides an exciting mixture of approaches to animation and illustration and will...
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                                      Description Animasyon; sinema, resim, heykel, fotograf… gibi görsel/isitsel sanatlardan bir çok farkli disiplin...
                                      Are you interested in 3D, animation or visual effects for film and TV? In this bachelor you will get insight in both...
                                      Description What will I study? This course was designed as part of a framework of courses that include the...
                                      The Master of Fine Arts degree in Animation and Digital Arts is a three-year (six semester) graduate program designed...
                                      About the programme The Bachelor Programme in Game Design and Project Management gives you the tools to work with the...
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                                      In this study program you will learn to design video games and other digital products for entertainment and learning....
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