Staffordshire University
Animation (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)
Staffordshire University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 95 graduates of Animation (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) and other courses in Cinematics and Photography at Staffordshire University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Cinematics and Photography.

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
95 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Cinematics and Photography

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Cinematics and Photography at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24000 £17000 £19500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £26000 £13500 - £21000 £15500 - £25000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Cinematics and Photography

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20933 £18108 £21051
25-75 percentile range £18375 - £24906 £13095 - £22569 £15928 - £26889

Course Description

With a focus on character, performance and storytelling, our 4 year Animation degree prepares you for the vibrant and innovative world of the moving image industries.

Our Animation students engage with a range of animation practices including traditional methods of filmmaking through to the latest industry-facing technology.

With a focus on character, performance and short-form storytelling we prepare you for the vibrant and innovative world of the moving image industries.

The thrill of creating the ‘illusion of life’ is always a rewarding one. If you love the thought of giving life to inanimate objects using 2D, 3D and stop motion animation - whether they are hand drawn pictures, a stop motion puppet, CGI models or found objects - this course could be for you.

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.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Animation (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) at Staffordshire University

25% Skilled trades occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Information Technology Professionals
5% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
5% Welfare Professionals
5% Nursing Professionals
0% Caring personal services
0% Sales occupations
0% Natural and social science professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Cinematics and Photography

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Others
    • 5.0
    • Others for specific English Language and undergraduate awards for overseas students
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Journalism
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Journalism and Media Studies
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Animation (with Foundation Year), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Animation (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £16750 year 1
International £16750 year 1

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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of Staffordshire University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Staffordshire University

Established in 1970, Staffordshire University offers students the opportunity to become a part of the diverse and lively city of Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands. This university provides a rich experience in a variety of disciplines, including state-of-the art Specialist Technical Facilities, such as their Motion Capture suites for Biomechanics students, or the Simulation Hospital Wards for those in the Medical programme. International learners can also benefit from language support offered by the university’s designated teams, ensuring both a strong academic and social start.

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Student composition of Staffordshire University

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Where is this programme taught

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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