This honours degree programme allows the students to develop and integrate their technical and academic skills in a structured way. It aims to develop in the student a balance between the conceptualist, the artist, the storyteller and the technician.

At honours level the learning is largely self-directed and the students are required to produce an individual animated film and a dissertation based on independent research.

The programme is validated by the University of Dundee (

Programme Content

The programme is composed of both practical and theoretical modules: Production, Life Drawing, Research and Development, Historical and Theoretical Analysis, Personal Programme of Study, Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

HND in Animation (or relevant and equivalent qualification). If English is not your first language you must provide documentary evidence of your ability in English. Normally students are expected to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.


Advanced Diploma in Animation – City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee. BA Honours Degree in Animation – University of Dundee

Portfolio Guidelines

Artwork should demonstrate ability in both figurative and abstract approaches. 10 samples of life drawing and life drawing sketchbooks. Layout and design samples and developmental work. Scripts,treatments, storyboards. Animation tests with conceptual development and thumbnail work to support context. Personal observation sketchbooks and journals exhibiting artistic/cultural interests. Work may be presented flat or digitally. All work must be original and recent.