The state-of-the-art equipment students use at NUA is unbelievable. I could be walking around a top animation studio.
TV Producer, Creator of Bob the Builder and NUA graduate
There has been an explosion in the use of animation in film, television, websites, advertising and digital games. We provide the skills and industry experience to succeed in this exciting and fast-changing sector. The course looks at all aspects of animated content and you’ll become proficient in 2D and 3D animation. With expert tuition and professional guest lectures you’ll explore character design, CGI, stop motion, storyboarding and more.
Collaboration on live industry projects is a key feature of the course. Students have worked with companies including the BBC, Latitude Festival, Baby Cow, Nickelodeon and balloon dog. Graduates from NUA are employed at Aardman, Disney and EA and include the creators of Bob the Builder and Rastamouse. The Sound Designer for ‘Simon’s Cat’ also works on the course.
The culmination of your course is an industry screening of your work. You’ll graduate with your own showreel showcasing your best work and your progression over three creative, fun and challenging years.
Students satisfied overall with the course (National Student Survey 2014)
See more work by students on the Animation Degree Show 2014 website.
NUA use industry connections
to bring professionals
in for lecturing and reviews. As well as being inspiring it’s important to see how industry works.
Assistant Director, Blue-Zoo Production
The diversity of projects meant we explored lots of different ideas. We used the NUA workshops and software to push our ideas further.
Stephanie and Fiona Dulieu
I would not have had the credentials or the confidence to apply without the experience and invaluable support I gained at NUA.
Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate and read about the experiences of graduates such as freelance animator Helen Schroeder.
Find out about how the course combines practical making and professional skills in Years 1, 2 and 3 and more about the programme of Visiting Lecturers.
Professional skills are integrated into every project – we look at working with clients, protecting intellectual property and financial aspects.
Course Leader Jodie Wick answers your frequently asked questions about the BA Animation course.
The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
To find out more about how to apply for a course at NUA, talk to Lou, Tom or Tori in the following ways:
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