Kingston University
Computer Animation MA
Kingston University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Reasons to choose Kingston – Kingston University is an active member of TheIndependent Game Developers’ Association andthe British Interactive Media Association. – Access to the latest industry-standard software, Autodesk Maya & Mudbox, Pixologic Zbrush,Substance Painter & Designer, Nuke, Mari, Adobe Suite etc. – You will use facilities with high-spec workstations, including brand-new Wacom Cintiq Pro 24” HD tablets. Students also have access to a digital media studio, motion capture suite and kits including Rokoko MoCap suits. .

About this course The course is project-based; each module aiming to equip students with a robust portfolio with which to enter the creative industries. You will learn clean modelling techniques, principles of animation, lighting, shading, texturing, rigging, rendering, and compositing. You will collaborate in a studio environment as part of a team with students from other digital media courses. Industry-standard production techniques and tools will simulate a professional environment. Work placements, internships and mentoring will prepare you for your future career.

Example modules – Creation and Animation – Perfecting the Look – Media Specialist Practice

Career opportunities Graduates have gone on to roles within the movie and games industries as well as advertising, 3D printing and architectural design.

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in related discipline which includes significant 3D computer graphic content and a solid understanding of digital media. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.


Tuition Fees Computer Animation MA

EU £15400 year 1
England UK £9620 year 1
Northern Ireland £9620 year 1
Scotland £9620 year 1
Wales £9620 year 1
International £15400 year 1

Additional fee information

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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Animation in the UK?

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  • The Life of a Student Animator - final year character animation project
  • How to Become an Animator | Where to Start and What They Don't Tell You
  • going into animation? what i wish i knew as well as THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT SAY TO AN ANIMATOR :(
  • Week in the Life of an ANIMATION Student

About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

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Where is this programme taught

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