Two students are observed by a tutor as they film a stop-motion animation sequence.If you’re looking to immerse yourself in animation as a form of communication and want to discover how to capture the imagination of an audience, our Animation degree equips you with the cutting-edge techniques required to succeed in this vibrant creative industry.

Working on live projects in our specialist studios, you will be encouraged to embrace your personal creativity and express your own ideas while honing your skills.

To give you a flavour of the work you might produce on our Animation degree, you can view some of the films made by past and present Animation students at A selection of student showreels are available at

Student Views

Animation in the News

The Lonely Arts Club Podcast


Animation students chat in a social learning area in Creative Edge.



A student sketches his work in an animation studio.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.

Creative Edge 360 Virtual Tour

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 to see our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

Our October and November 2020 open days are going virtual. We will ensure that you can still discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about animation and the University through a series of online activities.

Book your place at a virtual open day