Animation, film and digital

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Animation (2D and 3D) inc. 3D games and visual effects

The University of Hertfordshire is ranked once more as one of the best universities in the World for animation, games design and visual effects. According to the Rookie World School rankings 2020; the worlds most renowned rankings for institutions that prepare artists for careers in creative media and entertainment.

In the latest rankings, the University has been named the best in the World for production excellence in game design and development for the second consecutive year. We also ranked best in the UK (second in the World) for production excellence in visual effects and animation, and third-best 2D Animation school in the World.

Get your creative juices flowing and bring your imagination to life by pursuing a career in the ever-changing world of animation, film and digital media. From photography to designing animations for film, TV and games, it is an exciting time to enter the creative industries. Our courses offer a practical and rich educational experience, delivered with excellent business links, expert teaching and a strong enterprising ethos.

Film and television production

Film and television production is one of the largest growth areas in the creative industries, with major international productions coming to the UK to find the best crews and creatives in the World. Taught by industry professionals and using the latest technology, you will develop the practical skills, creative abilities, technical expertise and business know-how to really kick-start your career. You’ll also take advantage of our excellent links with industry partners, including Warner Bros Studios Leavesden and Elstree Studios, as well as benefit from opportunities for work placements and employment.


If you want a career in photography, this is the course for you. Through a range of projects, you’ll explore and evolve your vision and practice in photography. Through practical workshops, you will learn technical expertise and through feedback and group sessions you will critique and expand your visual language. You’ll also study the theoretical side of photography, including its fascinating history and contemporary practices. Experimentation, creativity and collaboration are encouraged and facilitated throughout the course.

Foundation and extended degrees

If you are worried about getting the correct grades, you can also learn more about foundation and extended degrees for an alternative entry pathway into these courses.

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