Animation, Film and Digital
Get your creative juices flowing and bring your imagination to life by pursuing a career in the ever-changing world of animation, film and digital media. From photography to designing animations for film, TV and games, it is an exciting time to enter the creative industries. Our programmes offer a practically rich education experience, delivered with excellent business links, expert teaching and a strong enterprising ethos.
Many of our students in recent years have been nominated or have won international competitions on our Animation, Film and Digital courses. Such as, Royal Television Society London Student Television Awards, Best Art School in World - Console and PC Production Excellence Award and Best Animation winner - Worldwide Women’s Film Festival, USA..
(Rookie Awards 2020)
(2023 Guardian University Guide)
(Rookie Awards 2020)
Completion of high school education
First Year Integrated University Studies
Second Year University Studies
Final Year Degree and Graduation
BA (Hons) 3D Games Art and Design
You dream of being a key player in the video game industry. You may want to work for companies like Epic Games, Nintendo or Sony. Perhaps you want to work on triple A games like Fortnite, Sea of Thieves and Assassin’s Creed, just like some of our graduates?
BA (Hons) 2D Animation and Visual Effects
Described by the Rookies as an ‘innovative and enterprising university’ our students regularly achieve critical acclaim for their work. Our award-winning 2D animation course produces outstanding graduates, renowned for their creativity, technical skills and employment potential.
BA (Hons) 3D Animation and Visual Effects
Whether it’s a feature film, cartoon series, commercials or idents, you want millions to see your work. You may want to pursue the creation of Pixar-style 3D animation. Or perhaps designing photorealistic visual effects for film and television is where your heart lies? Whether you imagine yourself as a creative artist or a technical director, you’re excited to gain the skills to master your dream.
BA (Hons) Comics and Concept Art
You dream of characters and worlds for them to live in. You’re constantly thinking up stories and scenarios that will intrigue, excite and engage your audience. You have a sketch book full of ideas. You want your fans to escape to a world of your creation.
BSc (Hons) Audio Recording and Production
You’re a budding recording engineer. Now’s the time to take your passion and turn it into expertise. Experiment with music, sound, and audio. Let us show you all the areas of the music and sound industries that your degree in Audio Recording and Production can take you.
BA (Hons) Film and Television Production
The Film and Television programme is a ScreenSkills and CILECT accredited course that provides an environment in which students can grow into confident television and film practitioners. We are proud to be among the top 20 for film production, nationally (The Guardian), delivering industry ready graduates into the workplace.
BSc (Hons) Music Production
Develop excellent technical skills over the course of your degree, and benefit from our professional grade studios, edit and listening rooms, and sound resources including those by AMS Neve, SSL, Avid, Focusrite, PMC, Adam, Genelec, Neumann, TLA, Lexicon and Drawmer to name but a few.
BSc (Hons) Music and Sound Design Technology
The degree awards within the programme are designed to expose you to areas of music, sound and audio technology that you might not even know exist yet.
BSc (Hons) Live Sound and Lighting Technology
As a live sound and lighting student you will benefit from our high-quality live sound and lighting teaching rig which hosts equipment from d&b Audiotechnik, DiGiCo, Midas, Sennheiser, Avolites, Robe, Clay Paky, Showtec, Capture, Resolume and more.
BSc (Hons) Music Composition and Technology for Film and Games
You are fascinated by the potential of technology in the creative process and wish to explore the likes of Unreal Engine, Unity, WWise, FMOD, Logic, and Pro Tools.
To be considered for entry onto one of our art and design pathways, you may need to submit a portfolio. For advice on how to build your portfolio you can click on the following link, where our academics explain what they are looking for: https://vimeo.com/album/4284984
*For Students enrolling on the above courses from September 2022 there is a £30 one off fee to cover the costs of Art Supplies associated with the course.
Stage 1: Two semesters
Stage 2: Two semesters
For two semesters
Stage 1: September and January
Stage 2: September
Stage 1: University Foundation
- Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
- Practical Study Skills for Art, Design, Film, Media and Music
- Introduction to Media Technology
- Business Studies
- Introduction to Mass Communications
- Specialist Projects
Progression rule to Stage 2
Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.
Stage 2: First Year Degree in Creative Arts
HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during integrated first year degree.
More information about the University’s degree modules can be found on their website: https://www.herts.ac.uk/study/schools-of-study/creative-arts
Progression rule to Stage 3
Minimum 40% pass mark all modules with minimum 85% attendance required.
All students study a collection of modules, totalling 120 credits.
Alumni of the University of Hertfordshire have gone to work at some of the largest market-leading businesses globally.