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International/EU: £16,385 for the course
- Learn advanced creative skills and engage in experimental practice, applying stop-motion, 2D Animation and mixed techniques.
- Specialise in your preferred animation discipline to create an advanced and distinctive animated film.
- Produce a portfolio of project work to showcase your skills to potential employers, clients and producers.
On this course, you'll learn advanced and current techniques inspired by theoretical knowledge and experimental animation practices. You'll apply this knowledge to develop your own innovative and distinctive animation portfolio. When you graduate, you'll have the exprience you need to build your own artistic practice and collaborate with sectors that require specific creative skills.
View our students' work
Find out more about the Media Arts and Communications department and view the work of some of our students.
How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
The course is taught in a studio-based environment that enables you to develop industry standard skills in relation to a wide range of different roles.
You'll take part in a combination of self-directed and set project briefs, allowing you to develop your own skills while devising innovative, experimental ways of working in animation.
You'll also undertake creative projects led by a process of inquiry where you perform as an artist, researcher and communicator.
You learn through
- written reports
- peer critique groups
Course leaders and tutors
Reuben FlemingSenior Lecturer
Reuben has previously worked in the games industry and as a freelance animator on various projects for TV and the web. He teaches across the undergraduate Animation, … Read more
You'll benefit from a programme of guest speakers, as well as various relevant networking events throughout the year.
The Media Arts and Communications 'Pathways' networking event brings industry professionals from a wide range of areas in the creative sector. You have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into current industry practice, make connections with industry and arts organisations and take advantage of the various opportunities that are provided.
The course also provides you with the opportunity to engage with local industry, as well as established creative media festivals and events, arts venues and galleries.
This course prepares you for a career in a variety of disciplines related to animation, including:
- stop motion animator
- 2D animator
- set designer
- puppet builder
- lighting technician
- storyboard artist
- character designer
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
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Equipment and facilities
On this course you'll work with in a professional studio-based environment with access to the latest industry based software and hardware including
- the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
- Toon Boom Harmony Advanced
- dedicated stop-motion and 2D animation studios
Learn more about your department
Media, Arts and Communications Facilities Tour
Take a look around the media, arts and communication facilities at Sheffield Hallam University with lecturer Saskia Wilson.
Normally an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, in a related field. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: 2D Experimental Animation||Credits: 30||
|Module: Creative Media Masters Project||Credits: 60||
|Module: Creative Media Professional Practice Project||Credits: 30||
|Module: Creative Media Research And Development Proposal||Credits: 30||
|Module: Stop Motion Experimental Animation||Credits: 30||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,385 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Digital media courses (PDF, 225.8KB)
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