Animation BA (Hons)

You will develop your own distinct style and voice, as well as enhancing your technical and creative knowledge by studying the modules within this programme.

Course details

We encourage you to be innovative, creative and push the boundaries of storytelling and artistic style. You will receive a grounding in the fundamental skills of animation, with the opportunity to develop more specialist skills from the second year of study.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

Our excellent facilities include dedicated animation and sound studios, graphics studios, computer suites and a suite of Cintiq stations. You will be supported to master professional tools, such as TVPaint, Maya, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Substance Painter and After Effects.


Entry requirements

Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, with Art and Design at grade C or above or

Art and Design BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM


Work-based placements are one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience, and can often lead to your first graduate role.

They are the perfect means of discovering how your studies relate to the real world, and provide an opportunity to improve your confidence and make contacts to help you get ahead in the job market.

DMU’s dedicated Placements Teams can help you by providing access to hundreds of opportunities, giving one-to-one CV advice and interview preparation, and offering training sessions and support from a dedicated tutor.


Teaching is delivered primarily through lectures and practical sessions, with access to keynote lectures and support from industry mentors. Practical classes provide hands-on experience of both drawing, idea generation, pre-production and digital 2D animation development. Tutorials are used to provide feedback and a framework for ensuring you see improvements in your work. Additional learning materials are also offered online.

  • Block 1: Introductory Sessions
  • Block 2: Animation Principles
  • Block 3: Visual Thinking and Communication
  • Block 4: Project 1
  • Block 1: Advanced Animation
  • Block 2: Animated Communication
  • Block 3: Project Development
  • Block 4: Project 2
  • Block 1: Pre-production 1
  • Block 2: Pre-production 2
  • Block 3: Animation Production
  • Block 4: Post-production