MA Character and Creature Animation (Online)

Animate your dreams: Craft captivating creatures for the console or the silver screen.  

This cutting-edge online master's programme from UH Online is designed for ambitious individuals seeking to advance their 3D animation skills and flourish in the world of Visual Effects, Games, and Film and Television whilst still studying through distance learning. 

Studying online

Our 100% online learning postgraduate programme is part-time and  offers the flexibility and accessibility you need to pursue your passion for animation from anywhere in the world from any device in any timezone. Delve into innovative teaching methods, combining digital expertise with traditional master's level study, and emerge as a proficient animator ready to meet industry demands.

The MA in Character and Creature Animation programme is ideal for graduates with animation backgrounds, related disciplines, or suitable work experience. With three entry points throughout the year, our flexible study pattern allows you to strike the perfect balance between work and education.

Educational aims

  • Develop your expertise in animation for a thriving career in the creative industries.

  • Acquire a systematic understanding of character and creature-based 3D digital animation workflows, advanced techniques, and production processes.

  • Cultivate advanced conceptual, critical, and contextual understandings to evaluate and elevate your work and scholarship in the field of animation.

Course content

Our MA in Character and Creature Animation offers an engaging blend of modules to elevate your animation prowess. You'll explore Animation Skills, the Animation Industry, Locomotion and Mechanics for Animation, Character Performance, Animal & Creature Animation, and the Graduation Portfolio. Each module provides expert guidance, creative inspiration, and a deeper understanding of animation's historical and contemporary context.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you'll be equipped for diverse and rewarding animation careers in Visual Effects, Games, and Film and Television. Become a sought-after Animator, Special Effects Artist, Character Designer, or Animation Director, shaping the future of this captivating art form.

Apply today

Join UH Online and immerse yourself in the MA in Character and Creature Animation programme. Unlock the door to endless possibilities and showcase your animation prowess to the world. Apply now and make your mark on the ever-evolving world of animation.