Animation, Coding & Games

Animation, coding and games are some of the fastest-growing emergent industries in the world, and our BA (Hons) Animation course at UCA Farnham is one of the oldest programmes of its kind in Europe.

Animation is a richly layered process – stories, scripts and concept art must be developed, characters and environments designed, and storyboards drawn and re-drawn. CGI is a particularly complex process; assets must be modelled, textured, lit, rigged, animated, edited and rendered, to then be composited and graded in post-production. Outputs range from quirky animated shorts to art-house visualisations, commercial commissions to moving personal stories, poetic documentaries and slapstick comedies.

You’ll be able to explore animation and animated filmmaking through a range of techniques, or delve into the exciting aspect of video games, looking at the entrepreneurial indie attitude that flourishes in the industry, and how you can join that movement.

As the highest ranked specialist creative university in The Guardian Good University Guide 2018 and the Complete University Guide 2018, UCA creates impact – some of our alumni have become Oscar, BAFTA and British Animation Awards winners. A large number of students have had their films shown at festivals around the world.

Our teaching team includes leading industry professionals, award-winning experts and working animators, coders and game designers. We want to teach you about animation so that you can aspire to become the best in the business.

Animation, Coding & Games courses

Animation, Coding & Games is available to study at the following locations:

UCA Canterbury

    UCA Epsom

      UCA Farnham

        UCA Rochester

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          Careers in Animation, Coding & Games

          A course in Animation, Coding & Games will expose you to a world of opportunities

          As one of the pre-eminent animation courses in the world, our sought-after alumni have landed many exciting, high-profile roles across the industry.

          Several of our graduates have been nominated and awarded Oscars and BAFTAs for their accomplishments in the industry, and many have progressed into creative roles such as:

          • Animators
          • Directors
          • Producers
          • Graphic and packaging designers
          • Set builders
          • Model makers
          • Games designers
          • Storyboard artists
          • CG animators
          • Illustrators
          • Web authors
          • Picture editors
          • Information designers
          • Multi-media producers
          • Web and broadcast designers
          • Concept designers
          • Programmers

          As a long-established degree course, we've built an extensive network of industry connections, giving us access to high-profile visiting lecturers and to commissions, competitions and exciting work placement opportunities. Our industry links include:

          • Aardman Animation
          • Tandem Films
          • Studio AKA
          • Passion Pictures
          • Cinesite
          • The Mill
          • Create and Make
          • Stylorouge
          • Agile Films
          • Blackdog Films Limited
          • Lauren Pritchard Music video shoot
          • HSI Film
          • Blink Productions
          • The Film Club
          • National Film and TV School
          • Picasso Pictures
          • Nexus Productions
          • Butch Auntie
          • Super Massive Games
          • EA
          • Sony
          • Ubisoft
          • Born Ready
          • Lionhead

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          Find out where Animation, Coding & Games has taken some of our students

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