Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Animation and Digital Effects

This course aims to provide students with a range of creative, conceptual and technical skills and equips them with the knowledge and ability to work professionally in animation and special effects; students take a lead in exploiting existing and emerging media technologies, and are encouraged to develop innovative creative approaches; this course involves students experiencing a broad range of techniques and allows them to specialise and develop their skills and knowledge in their chosen area; the department We supports standard and super 16mm origination on film as well as digital formats; it also has state of- the-art animation digital compositing software and facilities; this enables students to make and complete animations and effects to a high professional standard, which they can showcase to employers.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree or above in a traditional art, digital art, digital media, games design, multimedia or a related subject. Students must also demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of skill in art or animation by presenting previous work, show-reels or portfolios. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Course modules

Postgraduate certificate modules: Observational drawing; 3D animation; digital compositing; cinematography production workshops; postgraduate diploma core modules; realistic animation; integrated development project. Postgraduate diploma options choose 1 from: Concept art; Sound design; Masters modules; Research methods; Research-based product development; Seminar programme.

Assessment methods

Coursework, dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,200 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,300 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science (Postgraduate Office)
Telephone number: 
0114 225 2863