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Animation – Visual Media BA Hons (Animation) Degree Level 8

Course Code: CDA

Duration: 2 Years

In this 2-year top-up degree, animation students showcase their artistic and technical skills by producing animated film showreels.

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The BA (Hons) Visual Media (Animation) is an honours degree accredited by the University of Dundee, Scotland.

The BA (Hons) Visual Media (Animation) is designed to build on the HND in Classical and Computer Animation. It is a two year top up course where students are challenged to develop and integrate their creative, technical, and academic skills in a structured way, producing both individual and group films. The course aims to develop in the student a balance between the conceptualist, the artist, the storyteller and the technician. At honours level the learning is largely self-directed. Students produce collaborative animated films, which screen annually at the Graduate Showcase along with the game trailers.


  • Design and Technology
  • Theory
  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Theory
  • Production
  • Life Drawing


View past students’ work.


HND in Animation (or relevant and equivalent qualification).                                                        If English is not your first language you must provide documentary evidence of your ability in English. Normally students are expected to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.


BA Honours Degree in Visual Media – Animation – University of Dundee Scotland

This award is at level 10 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework which is comparable to level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. The QQ1 Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries should link to QQI Comparability Statement.


  • Artwork should demonstrate ability in both figurative and abstract approaches.
  • 10 samples of life drawing and life drawing sketchbooks.
  • Layout and design samples and developmental work.
  • Scripts, treatments, storyboards.
  • Animation tests with conceptual development and thumbnail work to support context.
  • Personal observation sketchbooks and journals exhibiting artistic/cultural interests.
  • Work may be presented flat or digitally.
  • All work must be original and recent.



Graduates may progress to postgraduate study.

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