University of Huddersfield
Animation Production MA
University of Huddersfield

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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 50 graduates of Animation Production MA and other courses in Chemistry at University of Huddersfield for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Chemistry.

Overall student satisfaction
88 /100
50 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Chemistry

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Chemistry 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 £24500 £21500 £25500
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £28000 £16000 - £25500 £18000 - £30500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Chemistry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26087 £25084 £30411
25-75 percentile range £23037 - £30143 £20483 - £31674 £24333 - £37866

Course Description

The Animation Production MA is part of the School of Art and Humanities MA Art & Design Suite, an innovative approach to postgraduate taught education that brings together disciplines from across art and design to produce a collaborative programme of courses that foreground the shared practices, processes and values of art and design in the 21st century.

Animation Production is at the forefront of storytelling, creating a deep emotional connection to a global audience. Animation is made up of many different creative processes and inhabits a multitude of contexts. The Masters course provides an opportunity for you to hone your professional approaches to the discipline. In the creation of animation for different commercial and artistic platforms, the world of the animator occupies both physical and digital arenas and is increasingly seen as an innovative and dynamic communication tool of the future. Our course offers continuing students or graduates from creative art and design subjects with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, creative skills and employment prospects.

Our course aims to enable you to:

  • Critically appraise the importance of social, ethical, technological and cultural dimensions of animation production as applied to your personal practice and that of others.
  • Evidence advanced knowledge and understanding of animation production and its current and emerging global applications such as, but not limited to, 2D and 3D analogue, digital and computer animation, motion graphics, game art and design.
  • Systematically plan, negotiate and implement topical research to substantiate a coherent body of practice in advanced animation production.
  • Contribute to the principles and processes of animation production in supporting innovation within commercial or creative industries.
  • Evidence awareness and relevance of your practice and skills in relation to professional standards in animation production, such as through appropriately developed animation pipeline processes.

Our course aims to encourage you to push the boundaries of animation practice with the development of innovative and imaginative concepts and ideas relevant to the design of animated products and artefacts. We will introduce you to a variety of platforms and a range of situations and contexts within which animation sits, enabling you to experiment, expand, progress and communicate your ideas through different forms and processes, both digital and analogue.

Additional costs - Materials:

You will need to cover the cost of manufacturing and printing your work during the course. You will need to consider how you document and back up your work. You will also need to supply your own materials, which may include drawing (sketchbooks, pens, specialist papers) or craft materials and specialist tools. The approximate cost of these items in recent years has been approximately £500. However, given the nature of the Masters course, where your own project design is the driving focus for specific outcomes, these costs are approximations only. There is no limit on the amount you may wish to spend. It may be that, depending on the nature of what you intend to produce, the costs may increase or decrease. The costs vary depending on the materials you choose, the specialist area you pursue and how you present your work.

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 Production MA at University of Huddersfield

20% Business and public service associate professionals
20% Caring personal services
5% Administrative occupations
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Protective service occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Chemistry

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 Production, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

* An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject or an equivalent professional qualification.

  • Alternative qualifications and/or significant experience may be accepted, subject to approval.
  • International students with qualifications in 'creative' or 'practice' subjects should submit a digital portfolio (pdf) of work with their application.
  • All suitably qualified applicants are normally invited in for an informal chat with a portfolio or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements, such as a skype chat.


Tuition Fees Animation Production MA

England UK £7900 year 1
Northern Ireland £7900 year 1
Scotland £7900 year 1
Wales £7900 year 1
Channel Islands £7900 year 1
Ireland £7900 year 1
EU £17600 year 1
International £17600 year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

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 University of Huddersfield in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Huddersfield in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #44 
    • #501 
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    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

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About University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is a research university which is maintained through public funding, based in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The university’s main campus, known as Queensgate, is located within just five minute’s walking distance of Huddersfield city centre. In addition, there are two other campuses used for distinct functions, the Oldham campus and the Barnsley campus.

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