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Animation & Gaming

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#1 School in the UK for Animation & Gaming, as awarded by The Rookies (2017), at 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.

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


Two semesters: £15,225

Three semesters: £19,425

Starts from £13,000 up to £15,400 (Please check your course)


Two semesters: £8,440

Three semesters: £9,710




Stage 1: Two semesters or Three Semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1

For two semesters:
September and January

For three semesters:

September and May

Stage 2

For two semesters:


Stage 1: Pre-Masters in Animation & Gaming


For three semesters
Semester one
  • Practical Study Skills for Arts, Design, Film, Media and Music
  • Introduction to Media Technology
  • Pre-Masters Academic English
Semester two
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study
  • Research Methods
  • Specialist Project 1
Semester three
  • Discourse and Critique
  • Specialist Project 2
For two semesters
Semester one
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study
  • Research Methods
  • Specialist Project 1
Semester two
  • Discourse and Critique
  • Specialist Project 2 

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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