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Course Details

Illustration and Animation BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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Course Summary

Investigate the connections between illustration and Animation whilst studying our full-time Illustration and Animation degree at Cambridge School of Art, ARU. Choose to study abroad for one semester, go on European field trips, and get support to find work placements. Create narratives using traditional and cutting-edge techniques, and turn your creative ideas into a rewarding career as a visual artist or animator.

Entry Requirement

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent level 3 qualifications), including Art, Design or Media subjects.
3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.
You will be asked to provide a digital portfolio for review and will be given the option to book a meeting to discuss this with us.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.


Foundation year

Foundation in Art and Design

Year one
  • Illustration and Animation Practice
  • Illustration in the Round
  • Contextual Studies
  • Sequential Practice
  • Understanding Images
  • Digital Animation
Year Two
  • Animation Practice
  • 3D Computer Generated Imagery
  • Debates and Practices
  • optional modules
  • Moving Illustration
  • Narrative Printmaking
  • Writing for Sequential Images
  • Business for the Creative Arts
  • Ideas Through Design
  • Emerging Media and Platforms
Year Three
  • Professional Development in Animation
  • Major Project
  • Research Project
  • Research Assignment
  • Working in the Creative Industries




Sept, Jan


4 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Tution Fees

UK/EU tution fees starting from: £9250

International tution fees starting from: £14100

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