Animation, computing and games are some of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with the UK leading the way in global trends. The sector was valued at a record £5.11 billion in 2017 and is predicted to grow by £8 billion over the next four years.
Almost half of the UK’s gaming companies are based in London and the South East, and with over 80% of them looking to increase their workforce, there are more career opportunities than ever before.
Sitting at the forefront of new technology and user design, learning these subjects in a creative arts environment gives you the opportunity to discover exciting, imaginative worlds of your own creation.
By studying with us, you’ll be able to explore animation, computing and video games through a range of techniques, all taught by our expert academics.
Our teaching teams include leading industry professionals, published authors, award-winning experts and working animators, coders and game designers, all with valuable links to industry. Subject tutors have worked for household names such as Warner Bros., DC Vertigo and Supermassive Games.
As a graduate on one of our courses, you’ll be amongst several Oscar, BAFTA and British Animation Awards winners, and students who have had their films showcased at festivals in the UK and around the world, such as the British Animation Awards and the Miami Independent Film Festival.
Animation, Computing & Games courses are available to study at the following locations:
Our undergraduate and pre-degree prospectus is bursting with information.
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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:
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:
Find out what some of our students and graduates think about their time at UCA
"I chose UCA as I was really impressed with the industry links and the visiting lecturers that come to give talks. I liked the idea that the course is not totally CG and games orientated; I come from a fine art background and really wanted to be on a course that allowed me to still feel like I was making art!"
"Looking back at my time at UCA, from a creative perspective it was the best experience possible. The sheer scope of skills that we were learning was just unbelievable - visualising, 3D modelling, life drawing, storytelling, staging, presenting, and publishing. After graduation, I started an internship as a Product Designer at The Marketing Store Worldwide, and I was then offered a full time position. I've worked on promotional toys for McDonalds’ Happy Meal and Cereal Partners Worldwide, as well as licenses for Pokémon, Hello Kitty, and Transformers. Thanks to what I learned at UCA, I'm now able to make a living from my passion."