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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

BA Animation is a multi-disciplinary programme that embraces all aspects of animated filmmaking. If you're an aspiring animator, BA Animation will help you develop your production skills, ensuring you gain the experience you need to work in today's highly competitive and exciting animation industry. * Why study BA Animation at Middlesex University?* At Middlesex, we passionately believe in the importance of formal and conceptual experimentation as a means to developing innovative approaches to animation. The work our students complete on this course is both varied and distinctive, thanks to the unique and exceptional learning experience we offer. You are encouraged to develop your own vision as an artist, animator, designer and director, whilst equipping yourself with all the essential skills and knowledge needed to establish yourself as an animation professional. In all areas of animation, you will be taught by award-winning animators in outstanding animation facilities. Since the early 1980s, graduates of the Animation department at Middlesex University have gone on to become some of the biggest names in UK animation. Alumni include Joanna Quinn, who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award, and BAFTA winning Neville Astley, co-creator of the popular children's series Peppa Pig. Course highlights Our facilities are among the best in the country, built to professionally approved specifications; the animation studio is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology Our BAFTA winning academic team are all working professionally and have specialised expertise in short- and long-form animated filmmaking, commercials, TV series and motion graphics Unlike equivalent degrees at other universities, our students benefit from three years of Life Drawing classes to improve their draughtsmanship, an important skill for professional animators Middlesex has strong links with employers - visiting lecturers have included Merlin Crossingham, animation director of Wallace and Gromit at Aardman Animation; and Kitty Taylor, BAFTA winning animation director of Charlie and Lola At the end of your degree, you will exhibit your work at our Degree Show, which is a great opportunity to show off your talents to creative industry employers You have the opportunity to showcase your work at a wide range of events, including film festivals and the MDX Animation showcase for animation industry VIPs As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


Year 1: From Pencil to Pixel (30 Credits) – Compulsory, Introduction to Animation and Creative Workshops (90 Credits) – Compulsory, Year 2: Animation Practice and Creative Workshops (90 Credits) – Compulsory, Animation and Digital Cultures (30 Credits) – Compulsory, Year 3: Animation: Major Projects and Professional Portfolio Development (90 Credits) – Compulsory, Critical and Contextual Research Proposition Essay (30 Credits) – Compulsory

Middlesex University

The Quad at Night

Middlesex has a vibrant and culturally diverse student community and a union that supports, celebrates, engages and represents them every step of the way. What's more, its north-west London location places students within touching distance of the heart of the capital and everything it has to offer. The union supports more than 1,500 active student members across more than 60 societies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
305 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £16.7k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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