Animation student Chris Nutton sits in an animation studio in Creative Edge.

No strict house style. No creative limits. Explore animation your way in our buzzing studio spaces. At Edge Hill, you’ll benefit from expert teaching that prepares you for exciting roles including character designer, storyboard artist or art director.

But there’s more to this course. Listen to guest speakers who have brought characters like Danger Mouse to life and created a 31st century world for Disenchantment. Network at our events including Festival in a Day. Make the most of opportunities such as overseas exchanges.

Animation is different at Edge Hill. Enjoy the freedom to explore your ambitions in our buzzing studio spaces, packed with all the professional kit you need. No strict house style. No creative limits.

By consulting industry experts, we’ve developed a course that prepares you for exciting roles – think character designer, storyboard artist or art director. You’ll also be taught by experts with years of industry experience in 3D character modelling, video production, set creation and more. Staff on the teaching team also worked with TATE Liverpool to co-curate Exchange projects.

We’ll completely immerse you in the world of animation. Travel in time to the 31st century with the creators of Disenchantment. Discover how the Corpse Bride was brought to life. Not to forget our very own Festival in a Day – a great opportunity to create connections. Some students even secure an overseas exchange thanks to our international partnerships.

  • Four animation studios equipped with everything you need, including Cintiqs, Rostrum camera stations, 3D printers and the latest industry-standard animation, editing and audio software.
  • Study within easy reach of two cities known for their animation heritage. Manchester is home to BBC children’s entertainment and Factory Create. Liverpool is teeming with boutique-based businesses.
  • Network and listen to a range of speakers from across the creative industries at our Festival in a Day event.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Animation BA (Hons) W615

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Two students are observed by a tutor as they film a stop-motion animation sequence.Based in the £17million Creative Edge, practical animation work is supported by four dedicated animation studios equipped with 24″ monitors with touch creative pen displays, as well as rostrum camera stations and rotational light-boxes.

You will have access to industry standard software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Toon Boom Storyboard, Harmony Premium, Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D, ZBrush and VRay.

Our Mac studio facilities also provide access to the latest editing and audio tools, including AVID ProTools 11, Apple Logic X, Propellerhead Reason 7, Adobe SoundBooth CE, Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate, and Sibelius.

For Foley-FX work and voiceover production, you will utilise our audio post-production studios which come equipped with AVID ProTools HDX digital recording systems with C|24 control surfaces, as well as Waves and IK Multimedia and a range of microphones.

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Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student and his parents read printed guides while sitting by a lake on campus during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including animation, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

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