MA Animation


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course structure: full-time across four terms.
dates: September- August
location: Edinburgh College of Art
application deadlines: June or later if places are still available
By its very nature, animation is a vibrant and ever-changing medium – in a constant state of flux, both technically and creatively – and the programme at Edinburgh College of Art aims to reflect this.
Over the years the College's animation department has enjoyed considerable success in producing innovative and groundbreaking work. Not only have students and staff consistently won awards and distinctions at festivals and competitions throughout the world, but their work has been frequently screened on television in the UK and abroad.
One of the strengths of the department is its location within an art college and we encourage our students to take advantage of the unique opportunities and challenges provided by an environment devoted to design, applied arts, visual communication and contemporary art practice. We also promote collaboration with individuals and groups from outside the College and, as an example, have had recent projects involving postgraduate sound design students from the University of Edinburgh.
We regard our students as filmmakers as much as animators. We have no strict definition of what animation must or should be, for the medium has a natural vitality and capacity to surprise and intrigue that makes it the perfect vehicle for those with ideas and imagination.
The MA and MFA programmes are likely to appeal to independently minded individuals with some previous experience of animation, who wish to develop their work in a new or experimental direction.
Connect with Industry at Edinburgh Skillset Screen & Media Academy
Edinburgh Skillset Screen & Media Academy runs a programme of Professional Practice development to support student and graduate professional development through interaction with working industry professionals. The Professional Practice programme at the Screen & Media Academy offers mentoring and work placements as well as a range of masterclasses and Professional Practice workshops.
For a list of activities run through the Professional Practice development programme offered at Edinburgh Skillset Screen & Media Academy in the 2008-09 academic session please see the pdf document below
Teaching Staff - MA Animation
Alan Mason
Neil Kempsell