Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Animation for Health and Wellbeing

This programme enables students to explore and push the boundaries of animation in the public, private and charitable services. The programme is cross-disciplinary, offering areas of study within the broad heading of health and wellbeing including opportunities to learn about animation as therapy, auto-therapeutic animation and assistive animation technology. Using 'The Good Hearts Model' students have the opportunity to learn how animation is used in the therapeutic process, and applied to a topic of the student's choice. Auto-therapeutic Animation provides a platform for personal expression, communication and self-exploration. Students have the possibility to produce a short film based on a personal issue or cause, developing a process and film that empowers them or others by giving voice to their concerns. Assistive Animation technology, students will identify a pertinent issue in the wider social arena producing a publicly mediated outcome, allowing students to explore how animation, design and its processes can be used in an assistive way for services or impactful visual purpose e.g. educational apps, websites, health campaigns, exhibitions etc.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree or equivalent.

Course modules

Semester 1: animation practice, process and production; exploring materials, processes and techniques; semester 2; final project: situating and rehearsing; research methodologies: art and design; summer; final project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and based on an appraisal of practice, written material, related research, and professional and entrepreneurial skills in relation to the final project outcome(s). All students submit a final project report.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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