BA (Hons)

Animation (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

Looking to capture imaginations? You’ll be in the studio creating from day one on our Animation Foundation Entry Degree course. Developing the practical skills and technical expertise needed to create your own film.

Why study with us

  • 2nd
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Art and Design)
  • 3rd
    in the UK for career prospects
    Guardian University Guide (Animation and Games Design)
  • Graduates have gone to lead successful careers in the industry. Working for places like MacKinnon and Saunders, Factory, TT Games, Sony Pictures and Nintendo.
  • We are one of four institutions in the country with a tailor-made animation programme. Our course features the latest animation software.
  • Gain real-world experience through commissions from Preston City Council.

Degree Show 2023

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our undergraduate Animation students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media.

Access the Degree Show

A day in the life of an Animation student

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Discover cJAM Media, our networking event for students

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Animation model studio
Animation model studio

What you'll do

  • Develop your creative skillset using CelAction. A new animation software from Peppa Pig’s creators, Mark Baker and Neville Astley. We’re the first University to have 40 licenses.
  • Showcase your ideas, enthusiasm, skills and talent at our cJAM careers event. Industry professionals attend and the event closes with placements awarded to successful students.
  • Gain employability skills by working on client briefs for the NHS. Learn how to work with clients and overcome hurdles met by professional animators. 


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers in animation

Our animation graduates enjoy careers as animators, model makers, editors, directors, scriptwriters, set designers, and sound designers.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Arts and Media

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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