Sheffield Hallam University
Animation MA
Sheffield Hallam University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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Course summary

  • Learn advanced creative skills and engage in experimental practice, applying stop-motion, 2D Animation and mixed techniques.
  • Specialise in your preferred animation discipline to create an advanced and distinctive animated film.
  • Produce a portfolio of project work to showcase your skills to potential employers, clients and producers.

On this course, you'll learn advanced and current techniques inspired by theoretical knowledge and experimental animation practices. You'll apply this knowledge to develop your own innovative and distinctive animation portfolio. When you graduate, you'll have the exprience you need to build your own artistic practice and collaborate with sectors that require specific creative skills.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course is taught in a studio-based environment that enables you to develop industry standard skills in relation to a wide range of different roles.

You'll take part in a combination of self-directed and set project briefs, allowing you to develop your own skills while devising innovative, experimental ways of working in animation.

You'll also undertake creative projects led by a process of inquiry where you perform as an artist, researcher and communicator.

You learn through

  • coursework
  • portfolios
  • projects
  • written reports
  • peer critique groups

Applied learning - Networking Opportunities

You'll benefit from a programme of guest speakers, as well as various relevant networking events throughout the year.

The Media Arts and Communications 'Pathways' networking event brings industry professionals from a wide range of areas in the creative sector. You have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into current industry practice, make connections with industry and arts organisations and take advantage of the various opportunities that are provided.

The course also provides you with the opportunity to engage with local industry, as well as established creative media festivals and events, arts venues and galleries.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in a variety of disciplines related to animation, including:

  • stop motion animator
  • 2D animator
  • set designer
  • puppet builder
  • lighting technician
  • compositor
  • producer
  • editor
  • storyboard artist
  • character designer

**Coursework** **Practical**

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Animation, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Normally an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, in a related field. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch our video guide on how to apply.

Costs

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.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

Founded in 1969, Sheffield Hallam University is located in the city of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Sheffield is the UK's fifth largest urban centre, 60% of which consists of vibrant green spaces such as city parks, gardens and countryside. SHU prides itself on the important position it occupies in Sheffield as a pillar of the local economy, workforce, and infrastructure. This is reflected in the fact that almost half of this university’s enrolled students are from low-income backgrounds.

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