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BA Animation overview

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.

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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.

Arnfinn Mozeng
Assistant Director, Blue-Zoo Production

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Animation Degree Show 2014

Visit the Animation 2014 Degree Show website.

2014 BA Animation showreel

Sample the latest creations from our course.

Animator Helen Schroeder on her visit to Norwich University of the Arts


Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate.

Student work included in Sunrise festival

Mustard TV reports on Animation students’ submissions to the Sunrise film and animation festival.

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Documenting all the success stories to come out of NUA.

BA Animation students

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Course Leader Jodie Wick answers your frequently asked questions about the course.


Teaching Staff

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Campus Resources

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Course Content

Our course combines practical making and professional skills.

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