Animation & Gaming

#1 School in the UK for Animation & Gaming, as awarded by the CG Awards! The University of Hertfordshire's innovative Animation programme is recognised globally as one of the best, boasting students who exhibit extraordinary talent, supported by a first-class lecturing team with years of professional experience.

Students have access to industry-standard facilities including the new Motion Capture studio. The University's investment in technology allows students to keep up-to-date with the techniques, skills and knowledge required in the industry.

Stage 1:
University Foundation
Stage 2 & 3:
Bachelor's Degree
Animation & Gaming

For these courses, you will be required to show evidence of previous work through a portfolio.

BA (Hons) 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media

BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation and Modelling

BA (Hons) 3D Games Art & Design

Fees

Academic Year Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree Studies

2017/18

One semester: £7,950
Two semesters: £10,950

£12,950

Location

Duration

Stage 1: One or two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters

Intakes

For one semester

Stage 1: January and May

For two semesters

Stage 1: September and January

Stage 2: September

Examples of students' work!

Stage 1: University Foundation

Modules

One semester
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
  • Principles of Computing
  • Practical Study Skills
  • Introduction to Art, Design, Film and Media
Two semesters
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
  • Principles of Computing
  • Practical Study Skills
  • Introduction to Art, Design, Film and Media
Semester two
  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Specialist Project (Double Module)
Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules except ILSC which is 60% with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Creative Arts

Modules

HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during integrated first year degree.

 

Students need to pass all modules to progress. All students study a collection of modules, totalling 120 credits.

 

More information about the University’s degree modules can be found on their website: https://www.herts.ac.uk/schools-of-study/creative-arts.

Progression rule to Stage 3

Minimum 40% pass mark all modules with minimum 85% attendance required.

 

Employment & career options

Employment opportunities include computer animation companies, work with games, TV and film special effects companies. Our graduates work and freelance with some of the world's best-known production and post production houses.