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Year of entry
3 years full-time
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Compulsory Estimate: £600
Optional Estimate: 1,600How are these costs calculated?
Students are recommended to purchase a laptop or Desktop PC in their first year capable of producing creative digital work, together with specialist software. However there are PCs in campus and students can loan laptops. Students are also advised to purchase a digital storage device (at least 1TB), a Wacom digital tablet and a pair of professional headphones (although the Wacoms and headphones are available for free loan on campus). In years 2 and 3 students may be required to purchase specialist software licences.
Compulsory Estimate: £300
Optional Estimate: £900How are these costs calculated?
There are two study trips per year. One will be local (Manchester) and costs will be minimal or in some cases, free of charge. The second optional trip will be national or International but will run alongside alternate activities for those students who decide not to attend.
There are no additional professional membership fees required for full qualification.
Optional Estimate: £150How are these costs calculated?
Final year students may wish to invest in a professional website hosting service in order to promote their work.
Taught by professional animators, this course will provide you with a solid understanding of animation production. Recognised as one of the largest media hubs in Europe, Manchester is a vibrant city with a wealth of opportunities to connect with the animation sector. Through the course you will learn cutting-edge computer animation and the underlying principles of motion, performance and expression. The course focuses on the art, motion and storytelling fundamentals that are at the heart of all animation, irrespective of technique.
Find out more about this course, including resources and staff profiles at www.art.mmu.ac.uk/animation
Your career prospects after the course
The recent move of the BBC and ITV children's departments to MediaCityUK has enhanced an already strong children's media ecosystem.
Skilled talent in animation is necessary not only for the high-profile children's animation programming, but also for the myriad of agencies that produce high-end animated content for gaming, marketing/advertising, e-learning, publishing, visual effects, augmented reality, architectural visualisation, app development, prototyping, etc.
There is an ever-growing demand in Manchester for this type of talent, which makes MMU's focus on future animation so timely and exciting.
Graduates will be able to use their skills to work all over the world in what is a truly global industry.
Animation graduates from the UK are often invited to work in Canada and the US, South America, Asia (specifically Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Hong Kong), Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, France, Scandinavia and increasingly, China.94%
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
Notes about fees for this course
Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses.
Typical entry requirements
These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.
We will interview you as part of your application.
We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.
UCAS Tariff points/Grades required
112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.
Specific GCSE requirements
GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
Non Tariffed Qualifications
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate points
IELTS score required for international students
6.0. with no element below 5.5
There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.
Meet Darryl Tracey Lim Chuin-Yi from Malaysia
Manchester Met is a fantastic place to further your studies. I first came to the University in 2011 as an undergraduate student and then continued on to study MSc Hospitality Management. The academic staff are excellent and the tutors here are qualified and very experienced. It has been a wonderful experience for both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
The facilities here are great with a library open 24/7 during term time and online databases. Many assignments involve working with industry on projects, which has enabled me to experience what working in the hospitality industry is really like. During my time here, I have networked with people from my industry, had my dissertation poster approved for a hospitality conference and won a placement in the US. It has definitely improved my CV.
The student support I have received here has been a great help. I applied for a placement in the US and staff at the University helped me throughout the process, from advice on my applications to help writing a great CV. English language support is also available through special programmes.
Manchester is such an international city and there are many friends to make and different cuisines to try. The student life here is great and there is lots to do from volunteering to sports. In my free time, I like to explore the museums and try out different restaurants in Manchester. I also enjoy traveling to different cities in the UK.
If you are considering Manchester Met for your studies my best advice would be to just say yes. Be aware of the opportunities available and just go for it!
Meet Dalya Algarni from Saudi Arabia
Manchester Met welcomed me and other international students with great support and advice, from the support staff at the student hub to the course tutors. Throughout this course, I have gained considerable knowledge that has added to my personal experience as a student. Tutors encouraged us to learn and to reach successful outcomes, such as thinking critically and supporting our points of view. Accepting my point of view and talking freely is one of the things that raised my self-confidence.
I would definitely recommend future postgraduate students apply to study at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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