A narrative-driven course focusing on characters and storytelling, where you will learn 2D and 3D animation techniques

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Key Facts



BDes (Hons) Animation

Degree Duration

3 years

Pathways Available

International Stage One
4 years : 1 Year Pathway + 3 Years Degree


Start Dates


Degree Overview

At Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, we echo animation industry practice as closely as possible. You will work to briefs, learning about professional production practices within a variety of specialisms.

Our course is constantly developing to reflect an ever-changing industry, requiring graduates with new skills in new processes and software all the time. With graduate credits in Game of Thrones, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the Disney Channel, our course is recognised for graduates who have the skills employers need.

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  • This course is taught by the Dundee Duncan of Jordanstone College Art & Design

Why Study this Degree

Our graduates are in-demand and are known for their professional team working skills, creativity, and technical proficiency. They have been employed all over the world in a variety of specialist positions in the animation, games, and VFX sectors

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.