Animators can secure stimulating, varied and engaging careers, exercising both their creativity and technical skills to produce eye-catching, imaginative animated content across a huge range of media platforms.

Working on anything from commercials, films and TV, to online media and video games, animation professionals may specialise in traditional techniques of drawn, model and CGI animation, or may use the latest software for digital animation.

Student work ranges from quirky animated shorts to art-house visualisations, commercial commissions and moving personal stories. They create impact too: some of our alumni have become Oscar, BAFTA and British Animation Awards winners.

We provide inspiring tuition in a truly creative environment - our teaching team includes a number of leading industry professionals, award-winning experts and working animators, filmmakers and designers. Our courses include BA (Hons) Animation, one of the longest-established programmes of its kind in Europe - in 2015, 75% of second-year students from this course had their films shown at international festivals.

Animation courses

Animation is available to study at the following locations:

UCA Canterbury

    UCA Epsom

      UCA Farnham

        UCA Rochester

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          Careers in animation

          A course in animation 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, 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
          • 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
          • Ubisoft
          • Born Ready
          • Lionhead

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