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:
Stage 2:
Masters Degree
Animation & Gaming

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

MA Animation

MA Games Art and Design

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:



Fee Type Stage 1: Pre-Master's Stage 2: Master's Degree


One semester: £8,950
Two semesters: £11,950







Stage 1: One or Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1

For one semester:
January and May

For two semesters:
September and January

Stage 2

For two semesters:


Stage 1: Pre-Masters in Animation & Gaming


For one semester
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • Academic Writing
  • Pre-Masters Specialist Project 1 (Double Module)
For two semesters
Semester one
  • Advanced Practical Study Skills
  • Mass Communications
  • Pre-Masters Specialist Project 1 (Double Module)
Semester two
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • Academic Writing
  • Pre-Masters Specialist Project 2 (Double Module)

Progression rule to Stage 2

There is a required 50% pass mark in all modules plus a minimum of 85% attendance.


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 worlds best known production and post production houses.

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