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..

1st in the world for Production Excellence in Games Design & Development
(Rookie Awards 2020)
1st in the UK for Animation and Game Design
(2023 Guardian University Guide)
2nd in the world for Production Excellence in Visual Effects
(Rookie Awards 2020)

High School

Completion of high school education

Stage 1

University Foundation

Stage 2

First Year Integrated University Studies

Stage 3

Second Year University Studies

Stage 4

Final Year Degree and Graduation

University of Hertfordshire


 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:


*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


Two semesters
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
  • Practical Study Skills for Art, Design, Film, Media and Music
  • Introduction to Media Technology
Semester two
  • 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:

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.

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