University of The Arts London BA Animation
University of The Arts London BA Animation
BA (Hons) Animation is a practice-led course, enabling you to choose one of four specialist pathways that reflect industry specialisms – animation arts, 3D computer animation, visual effects and games arts.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Learn the fundamental skills and principles of animation in an intensive and collaborative setting where you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the whole production process.
After your first year you’ll choose one of four specialist pathways:
- BA (Hons) Animation: Animation Arts
- BA (Hons) Animation: 3D Computer Animation
- BA (Hons) Animation: Visual Effects (VFX)
- BA (Hons) Animation: Game Arts
The collaborative nature of the pathways ensures that you will graduate with the technical, creative and critical skills to work both in a specialist role within your field, as well as in a multidisciplinary context within the creative industries. You will benefit from access to a broad range of specialist creative industries and a network of professionals and key industry partners.
As a revalidation, BA (Hons) Animation will retain its distinctive course features, most notably:
- A playful, curious and experimental approach to animation
- A questioning and critical investigation of format and audience
- Embracing physical making and how that can be used to inform aesthetics unique to digital environments.
You must apply through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), where you’ll need the following information:
- University code: U65
- Course code: W617
- There is no campus code for LCC
Go to ‘Apply’ from the UCAS home page, where you will be able to register and create a password that gives you unique access as you complete your application form. London College of Communication (LCC) courses are listed under University of the Arts London.
We have recently made changes to our application process for Home/EU applicants. To find out more, view the Undergraduate Application Process page.
For further information on Erasmus and UAL exchange schemes, please visit the Erasmus and Non-Erasmus Exchanges section on the UAL website.
Deferring an Offer
If you are offered a place for 2018/19 but wish to defer to 2019/20, information on how to do this and who to contact can be found in your offer letter.
International applicants will have to pay a deposit and meet any offer conditions in order to defer.
In all cases, deferred places will be held for one year.
Making a Deferred Application (during 2018/19 for entry in 2019/20)
Home/EU applicants are permitted to make a deferred application. Immigration rules prevent International applicants from making a deferred application.
The course team welcomes applicants from a broad range of backgrounds from all over the world. The course attracts students who apply direct from A-level (or equivalent) or from Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, or other art or design courses, as well as mature students who may have previously worked in industry.
The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:
64 UCAS tariff points gained at GCE Advanced (A) Level or equivalent. (A-level subjects studied may include: English; History; Media; Business; Art and Design, or other subjects within Social Sciences). Ideally your A-levels will be achieved at grade C or above.
One subject at A-level achieved at grade C or above PLUS Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3/4).
Alternatively, you will be considered if you have achieved a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from one of the following qualifications:
- BTEC Extended Diploma
- UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design
- Access to HE Diploma
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Equivalent EU or Non-EU qualifications
Additionally, you will have achieved passes at grade C or above in at least three GCSE subjects including English.
If you are applying on the basis of your previous experience, you should apply as normal via UCAS. You will then be guided by the admissions team on next steps of the AP(e)L process, through either Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL).
If you have successfully completed year 1 of a degree course at another institution and wish to continue your studies at LCC, you can identify the point of entry as year 2 on your application, and consideration will be given by the course admissions tutor.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (INTERNATIONAL/EU)
All classes are conducted in English. If English is not your first language you will be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability when you enrol.
- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills.
- You can check you have achieved the correct IELTS level on our language requirements page.