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BA Animation overview

The state-of-the-art equipment students use at NUA is unbelievable. I could be walking around a top animation studio.

Keith Chapman
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.

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Strong for student satisfaction


Students satisfied overall with the course (National Student Survey 2014)


Student work

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.

Arnfinn Mozeng
Assistant Director, Blue-Zoo Production


Documenting all the success stories to come out of NUA.

Animation students


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
Animation graduates


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.

Course content

  • Visiting Lecturers include
  • Melanie Coombs
    Oscar-winning Producer, Melodrama Films
  • Clare Kitson
    Animation Commissioner for Channel 4 (1989–99)
  • Don Boyd
    Hollywood Director, Producer of numerous feature films

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.

Student at stop motion workstation

Campus Resources

See the industry-standard facilities available to students.


Teaching Staff

Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.

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