Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University


This course focuses on the development of a significant experimental animation production that synthesises research undertaken in areas such as drawing, live-action, drawing on film, under camera manipulation, stop-frame animation, pixilation and sound as art. A strong independent research base will underpin individual practice. Challenging the parameters of film and video production, and identifying new approaches to the notion of art films will be encouraged, as will incorporating experimentation in production and post-production stages.

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK Honours degree or international equivalent or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Course modules

Year 1 (MA full-time): Practice 1: Design intention; practice 2: Design proposition; practice 3 -animation major project; option unit (contested territories; digital futures; health and wellbeing; images and archives; making our futures -ecological arts and sustainable design; negotiated study; object and context; writing research and funding proposals); professional platforms. Year 2 (MFA full-time): Practice 4: Contextualising; practice 5: Realisation and publication.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time - 2 years
MFA Part-time - 4 years
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

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