Pearson College London
The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters) MArt
Pearson College London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Do you dream of working in the animation industry or even starting your own studio? Advancements in technology and the boom of the VFX industry have made computer animation one of the fastest growing careers. Our animation degree has been developed in collaboration with top practitioners to provide you both the professional skills and knowledge that the industry is looking for.

Bring your characters to life from day one - working in industry-style studios using the latest tools and techniques and working as part of a team on high quality creative projects. You'll have intensive, hands-on tutorials with industry-trained tutors, who alongside practising animation professionals will provide regular feedback on your work.

You’ll graduate with a Masters, MA, qualification after studying this four year course (or a BA after three years) along with the skills, experience, and showstopping portfolio, to really stand out.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 59 graduates of The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters) MArt at Pearson College London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Animation.

Overall student satisfaction
52 /100
59 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Animation

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21726 £18599 £23105
25-75 percentile range £17815 - £24795 £13189 - £23829 £17018 - £30132

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters) MArt at Pearson College London

40% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
25% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Your work is assessed through practical assignments and retrospectives by a mix of tutor, peer, self-review and industry. In fact, often 25% of your project module grades will come from industry professionals. Formative assessment Majority of modules contain at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback. Formative assessments are developmental and do not count towards your overall module mark. Summative assessment breakdown Level 4 and 5 For Level 4 and 5 modules, your assessment will be split into two parts: 75% Product - You will be required to create a product (short computer animation, rendered image of a 3D object composited shot, etc.) to a specified brief, then present it in front of a panel and demonstrate how you have met the learning outcomes in your work. 25% Retrospective - You will be required to write a reflective analysis and present this for moderation and assessment. Level 6 One module will be assessed just like level 4 and 5 modules; for two other modules (Advanced Specialism, Professional Practice), 100% of the mark will be based on a self-evaluative portfolio. Level 7 If you’re doing the four-year MArt programme, you will be required to complete Level 7 modules. The assessment of these modules will be split into four parts corresponding to four stages of the project - Explore, Ideate, Accelerate, and Incubate. Each stage will be equal to 25% of the final mark.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

In addition to passing a Creative Workshop we require two passes at A Level or an equivalent qualification(s).

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters), MArt.


Tuition Fees The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters) MArt

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

£9,250 per year for a 2022 entry* please refer to the website for the most up-to-date information
*Please note tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme may change

Average student cost of living in London

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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

What students say about studying Animation in the UK?

  • ART SCHOOL // Finals Week as an Animation Student
  • 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 Pearson College London

Pearson College London is a higher education provider, and is divided in two separate divisions: Pearson Business School, and Escape Studios. Their business school division offers applicants degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, based around the subjects of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing. Escape Studios is their creative branch, delivering education on the specialist subjects of Motion Graphics, Game Art, Animation, and Visual Effects.

  • Quick Fire Questions With Sam from the Student Experience Team
  • Sam - Academic Life
  • Adam Barrigan - My experience of part-time study at Pearson College
  • Sam - Why study at Pearson College?
  • Alumni Success Story: Hayley Hewitt
  • Nethmi Weerakoon - My course so far
  • Why Our Students Chose Pearson Business School

Where is this programme taught

MidTown Campus, 190 High Holborn
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