#1 School in the UK for Animation & Gaming, as awarded by The Rookies (2017), at the CG Awards!

The University of Hertfordshire's innovative Animation programme is recognized globally as one of the best, boasting students who exhibit extraordinary talent, supported by a first-class lecturing team with years of professional experience.

Students have access to industry-standard facilities including the new Motion Capture studio. The University's investment in technology allows students to keep up-to-date with the techniques, skills and knowledge required in the industry.

Stage 1:
University Foundation
Stage 2, 3 & 4:
Bachelor's Degree
Animation & Gaming

For these courses, you will be required to show evidence of previous work through a portfolio.

BA (Hons) 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media

BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation and Modelling

BA (Hons) 3D Games Art & Design

To be considered for entry onto one of our art and design pathways, you may need to submit a portfolio. For advice on how to build your portfolio, you can click on the following link, where our academics explain what they are looking for: https://vimeo.com/album/4284984


Fee Type Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree Studies


Two semesters: £12,500





Stage 1: University Foundation


Two semesters

Semester one

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication(ILSC)
  • Practical Study Skills for Art, Design, Film, Media and Music
  • Introduction to Media Technology

Semester two

  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Specialist Projects

Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules except ILSC which is 50% with a minimum of 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Creative Arts


HIC provides subject specialist skill progression classes during an integrated first-year degree.

Students need to pass all modules to progress. All students study a collection of modules, totaling 120 credits.

Progression rule to Stage 3

Minimum 40% pass mark all modules with a minimum 85% attendance required.

Employment & career options

Employment opportunities include computer animation companies, work with games, TV and film special effects companies. Our graduates work and freelance with some of the world's best-known production and post-production houses.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 1, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
3 years
12,500 GBP
International Stage 1 Fee - Stage 2 Fee: £13,500 | EU: £9,250
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