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this is Animation & Game Design

bringing your ideas to life

Explore new worlds of sight and sound with our Animation and Games courses.  

You’ll unleash your imagination using state-of-the-art technology and equipment. You can also gain valuable hands-on experience in a placement year or year abroad.  

Our experienced academics will help you build a standout portfolio with all the design techniques you've learned. 

You'll leave with all the knowledge and experience to build your career. Open the door to roles in film, TV, games, motion graphics, advertising and more. 

Courses in this subject

We have 5 courses in this area.

Animation BSc (Hons)

Study level:
UCAS code:
3 years
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Foundation Year

Study level:
UCAS code:
1 years
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Our facilities

Access state-of-the-art motion capture equipment - using Vicon motion capture cameras, you can record the movement information of human actors which can be fed into specialist software, manipulated, and transferred to models.

This is where ideas come to life

"I chose the University of Bradford because their course has a very all-rounded approach. We have the 3D modelling and we have level design, game development, and 2D art. It doesn't box you into one speciality."

Ceres, BA (Hons) Graphics for Games

This is where I became a storyteller

"I'm so happy I came to Bradford, I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything... It's provided me with the opportunity to go to Japan. It's provided me with the opportunity to do game design and have fun, and tell my stories with my friends."

Xander, BA (Hons) Graphics for Games.

A day in the life

Lukasz gives us an insight into a typical day as a Games Design and Development student. He visits the motion-capture studios and labs weekly and works on a major project doing 3D animation.

Lukasz, BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development

this is animation and game design

With access to state-of-the-art equipment, our Animation and Games Design students are constantly developing new work to add to their professional portfolios. 

where animation and game design can take you

Our graduates are highly sought-after by companies at the forefront of the creative industries. Some of the roles our recent graduates have secured include:

  • Concept Artist/Illustrator 
  • Game Designer
  • Marketing executive
  • Media production assistant
  • Software developer
  • UX designer
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