University of the Arts London - Graduate Programs

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University of the Arts London - Graduate Programs

Faculty:London College of Communication
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Length:15 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $43,405

Cost per year has been converted from British Sterling (£25,970) to Canadian Dollars.

Careers:Video Game Level DesignerVideo Game Designers


Create, explore and play with 3D digital, 2D and 2.5D animation processes in combination with more traditional analogue technologies, changing how you make, understand and experience animation. MA Animation at LCC gives you the chance to develop a personal practice that understands animation, in multiple forms, address multiple situations and help you develop innovative approaches driven by critical understanding and experimental production.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    An applicant will normally be considered for admission if they have achieved an educational level equivalent to an honours degree in either animation, illustration, visual communication, graphic design or closely related subject, and present a portfolio of moving-image work. However, we do not exclude candidates who have graduated from other less strongly aligned disciplines.

    This educational level may be demonstrated by:

    • Honours degree (named above);
    • Possession of equivalent qualifications;
    • Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required;
    • Or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.
      Test Scores:
      • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
      Application Notes : Personal Statement

      The personal statement is a very important part of your application and should demonstrate to the course team that you are interested in Animation and that you have thought very carefully about why you wish to study on the course.

      Ensure that your personal statement it is well written, clear and free of any spelling mistakes. It is your chance to impress the course team by showing a strong interest in the subject, demonstrating what you feel you would bring to the course, your appreciation of what the course can offer you and how you feel it might help you in the future. This can be demonstrated through work experience, previous studies and your personal experience.

      Portfolio Advice

      All applicants will be expected to submit an electronic portfolio via web link together with their application. At application stage, we are as excited to see a portfolio of strong image making that has a sense of sequential play, as we are to see an accomplished portfolio of animation work.

      As a student on the course you will have been selected for something specific you portray through your portfolio. This could be a strong illustration or design portfolio that indicates a desire to take work into the 3D space and work with sound in a time-based format, or an accomplished portfolio of animation work that indicates a commitment to focus on personal development through a further course of study.
      • Your portfolio should have some examples of image-led and visual work from either education or professional practice.
      • It should contain an animation movie of minimum 60 seconds in length. Please state your role (animator, editor, sound, story, background) and techniques you have used. Preferably it should a personal work and animated entirely by yourself.
      • It should contain a minimum of five projects and self-initiated projects are also encouraged.
      • Your portfolio can be supplied as a PDF with links to web projects and media assets.

      Project Proposal (400- 800 words)

      You will be expected to outline an idea for your major project in your application. This should describe your area of interest, field of study and the particular focus of your intended project.

      Your proposal should also include an overview of how you intend to go about producing the project and the methodology.
      It is important to recognise that these ideas will inevitably develop and change across your year of study on the course and only serve to inform your application at this stage.
      Additional Admission Requirements:
      • Statement of Research Interests
      • Portfolio

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on December 17, 2022