Falmouth University Animation

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Falmouth University Animation

Animation & Visual Effects at Falmouth is all about creating the illusion of life using technology, innovation and raw talent. Whether it’s animation for games or television, visual effects for films or content for mobile devices, Falmouth students have the drive and creativity to work in one of the most exciting, dynamic and global creative industries.

Working alongside experienced professionals and with some of the world’s top names in the business, students learn to be highly creative, developing animation and visual effects skills using industry-standard software. Our students are encouraged to work collaboratively, nurturing their specialist skills to gain a unique experience in working in a true-to-life simulated studio environment, reflecting real industry working practice.

Our films go on to win major national and international awards, giving our graduates the best start to their careers possible.

Supported by experts from all forms of animation and visual effects, you’ll experience a professional studio environment. Discover all forms of animation, trying your hand at 2D and 3D computer, stop motion and experimental work. You’ll work in groups on projects that range from short assignments and live briefs through to films for festivals and competitions. All this is guided and nurtured by our expert staff and industry mentors.


  • Opportunity for industry mentoring
  • Live briefs with professional clients
  • Guest lectures from industry experts
  • Professional studio facilities and software
  • Animation festival trips

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points for entry to undergraduate courses, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

You can check how many points your qualifications are worth using the online UCAS Tariff Calculator

Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed. We encourage you to get in touch if you are predicted points below this range, thinking about transferring from another institution, or if you have other qualifications or professional experience as we may be able to consider you. More information is available on our Apply page

English language requirements
You must have a minimum of Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, for entry to our undergraduate courses.

If English is not your first language, we accept a range of recognised language qualifications that are equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements. Please read more about language requirements on our Apply page

Our Admissions team are here to help you with advice and guidance throughout your application journey. We invite you to contact them with any questions you may have.

+44 (0)1326 213730
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