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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 Futurama. Network at our events including Unlock Your Potential. Make the most of opportunities such as overseas exchanges.

On this page you’ll find 360 tours of our facilities, videos and features to give you an insight into what it’s like to study Animation at Edge Hill.


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. They 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 image tour

Videos and vlogs

No strict house style. No creative limits. Enjoy the freedom to explore your ambitions in our safe and social studio spaces.
Discover a place where knowledge meets opportunity.
Animation student Bina tells us about her student exchange to the home of manga, Japan, and Edge Hill’s student support provision.
Discover Animation student Bina’s course highlights, and why she loves studying Animation at Edge Hill University.
The teaching staff made Animation student Bina feel very welcome on arrival, and helped her bridge the gap between fine art and animation.

What our students think

I wasn’t sure I had what it took to do a degree. I put university off for a year, but as soon as I moved to Edge Hill I felt welcome and safe.

Caoimhe Rocks

BA (Hons) Animation

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Chris Nutton

The highlight of my time at Edge Hill has been a trip to Portugal. It was fantastic to explore a new city in a creative way.

Chris Nutton

BA (Hons) Animation

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Chris Nutton

The thing I love about my course is using my imagination to the limit, and being able to create content that I love.

Chris Nutton

BA (Hons) Animation

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