MSc, PDip Computer Animation

University of Kent, School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Program Description

MSc, PDip Computer Animation

University of Kent, School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Our programme is oriented towards current industrial needs, technology and practice; it aims to be a direct route into this high-profile modern, creative industry, and has been developed jointly by the School and Framestore CFC, our industrial partner.

Each module is delivered by means of lectures, demonstrations and workshops.

Student Profiles

Yiannis Philiastides

Yiannis PhiliastidesI completed a BA Illustration with Animation course in 2011. The illustration course helped me develop my artistic and storytelling skills, while the animation course allowed me to bring them to life. I studied traditional and 2D digital animation but wanted to learn CGI animation as well, to add to my skill set and be better prepared for industry.

The MSc Computer Animation course is providing me with the necessary technical expertise and mirrors professional life in the industry as closely as possible. It is fast paced, with multiple projects running simultaneously, including group projects in collaboration with students from the MSc DVE and Architectural visualisation courses. After just six months I feel confident using software such as Autodesk Maya and Mudbox , which I had never used before, to industry level, as well as motion capture equipment.

The course also allows the flexibility to concentrate on particular areas such as character animation, creature animation, 3d modelling etc. and I’m looking forward to the final project. Further insights of the industry are provided through the various guest lecturers that visit from a number of prestigious and well-established UK studios. I would recommend the programme to anyone determined to enter the animation industry and who is passionate on the subject.

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Last updated August 31, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
1 year
Full time
6,960 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 6,960 GBP
UK/EU students. £14865 overseas students.