Graduate Choices: MA Animation at Northumbria University

Graduate Choices

Have you thought about doing further study? Whether you are just about to graduate, or wanting to go back into education after some time away, there are many benefits to doing postgraduate study. It makes you more likely to get a job, and can increase your potential salary too!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting a range of engaging and diverse courses being offered by our university partners. If you’re interested in any of them, please get in touch with us at customerservices@gradintel.com or find out more through your Gradintelligence account.

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MA Animation at Northumbria University

Mode: Full-time
Duration: One year
Start date: September 2016

Want to focus on your animation and motion graphics skills that are in great demand within the film, television, computer games and new media industries?

MA Animation at Northumbria is designed to meet the needs of the animation industry, enabling you to gain high-level technical skills while encouraging you to experiment and think creatively.

You’ll study topics including animation criticism and aesthetics, animation production methods and undertake a major project, producing an animated short film, or an equivalent piece of original work to act as a calling card for your future career.

Working in a studio-based environment with the latest technology and industry standard software, you’ll engage with live and research-led briefs, preparing you for roles in the creative industries.

As a graduate you will be able to demonstrate advanced skills in contemporary animation and digital media that are in great demand within the creative industries.

Your Future

The Masters in Animation is designed to give you a firm grounding in theoretical, creative, practical and professional development. You’ll graduate with advanced ideas and skills in contemporary animation and digital media that mean you’ll be well placed for roles in the film, television, computer games and new media industries.

There are a number of employment opportunities available on graduation, such as Visual Effects (VFX) and 3D Artists at Time Based Arts and Pixel Blimp, Character Animators at Jellyfish Pictures, or Motion Designers at Framestore – all London based companies, and Arcus Studios employ graduates as animators in the North East.


If you’re interested in this opportunity, or others like it, please get in touch with us at customerservices@gradintel.com or find out more through your Gradintelligence account.

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