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Leeds Arts University

Leeds , England ,United Kingdom


Our BA (Hons) Animation is a focussed course aimed at students interested in becoming a professional animator who can work across animated film, TV and related industries. You will work alongside other committed students who are collectively interested in animation production.

On this intensive course students will learn practical and technical skills across a range of traditional and digital animation practice. This is developed through practical investigation of the animation production cycle including narrative production, worldbuilding, character development, storyboarding, background/layout and animation. A rigorous introduction will help you to understand how to work across traditional and digital media including 2D, 3D CG and stop motion animation, helping you to develop a focused skillset to prepare you for the animation industry or postgraduate study. 


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

When you leave Leeds Arts University you will be stepping out into the fast-growing and exciting world of the creative industries. You’ll have discovered who you are, developed your talent, built your confidence and learned new skills.

At Leeds Arts University you’ll have opportunities to mix with the creative industries, network with potential employers, and gain essential business skills. We’ll help you to develop a wide range of employability and enterprise skills, including advice
on building an impressive CV. You’ll explore skills that are crucial whether you’re looking for a job or want to work for yourself. This will help to ensure that you develop the skills and experience needed to gain a real competitive advantage after you leave us. You will also have access to a careers guidance specialist who supports higher education students in their career progression or postgraduate study.

Visiting Professionals
Within your course, leading talented professionals from the creative industries are invited to share their experiences with you and to offer career advice. They help spark ideas for your work and provide that ‘real-life’ perspective on planning your

Join Creative Networks
Creative Networks is our own professional events programme. It’s a great chance to mix with people from industry, and to hear high-profile speakers entertain their audiences as they recount their career journeys and provide insights into the latest industry developments. Past speakers include fashion designers Patrick Grant, Jeff Banks and Giles Deacon, designer Jimmy Choo, comedian Adam Buxton, music blogger Jamal Edwards, creative director Eric Kessels, Red or Dead co-founder Wayne Hemingway, filmmakers Clio Barnard and Elaine Constantine, fantasy author Ian Livingstone CBE, comic artist Mike Mignola, artists Bob and Roberta Smith, David Shrigley and Jake Chapman, illustrator for Pixar Victoria Ying and Director of Tate Modern Frances Morris.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • 112 UCAS points from any combination of A Levels/ Extended Diploma/ Foundation Diploma. One qualification should be in a relevant subject.
  • BBC from 3 A Levels.
  • A minimum of Distinction and 2 Merits (DMM) from an Extended Diploma or a Merit from a UAL Extended Diploma.
  • 112 UCAS points from a recognised Access to Higher Education course specialising in art and design with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3.
  • All home applicants aged under 21 must have GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above, or English Functional Skills Level 2 at Pass. EU applicants must have a recognised equivalent, and international students must have a minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5, with no individual component below 5.5.

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  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 50700 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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