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this is Animation & Game Design

Start your career in the creative industry

At Bradford you'll learn how to generate and develop ideas and adopt a creative approach to your work. Our friendly and approachable industry-experienced team of academics and visiting world renowned experts will help you develop the skills you need to become a confident, well-rounded professional and you'll have access to the latest industry focused technology to develop your professional portfolio.

All our programmes offer a placement year in industry, where you will learn priceless personal and professional skills that will enable you to build life-long contacts and secure the experience that is so respected when looking for your first job. Alternatively, you can choose a life changing cultural adventure and study a year abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world.

You will develop crucial critical thinking skills that will enable you to produce work of the highest industry standard and foster the technical knowhow to be a leading professional in the field – something that the fast-growing creative industry so desperately needs.

We look forward to welcoming and helping you achieve your potential…

We have 9 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: W615
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: W616
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y006
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I621
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I622
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: WI26
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: W216
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I700
Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I701
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time

This is where ideas come to life

Ceres studies BA (Hons) Graphics for Games here at the University of Bradford.

This is where

... I became a storyteller

Xander Ford graduated from the University of Bradford in summer 2019 with a first-class honours degree in BA (Hons) Graphics for Games.

Watch Xander's story:

...my dreams became reality

Ntando Ndhlukula, BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects

"I have developed my creative skills by practicing with the University's industry-standard software. Now I have a portfolio full of a range of artistic work which will help me get into the field of visual effects.

"As part of the School of Media, Design and Technology you have a good mix of creative courses, and I'm lucky enough to have friends that want to work in different areas. This has been helpful with group work, and it's also inspired some of us to start collaborating on YouTube videos to showcase our skills."

Visual Effects student Ntando Ndhlukula profile image

Our facilities

Our production facilities include:

  • 16 camera Vicon optical motion capture system
  • animation labs with state of the art workstations and the latest industry standard software such as Maya, ZBrush, Houdini and Nuke
  • stop-motion lab with Dragonframe software
  • dedicated Chroma Key Studio
  • drawing studio
  • render farm
  • extensive range of cameras, including 4 and 6k cinema cameras and ENG cameras
  • audio recording studio, and professional editing systems

Equipment is free for students to use and small budgets are provided for project work. All course books, journals and online resources are provided in the library.

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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You can become the very best version of yourself at the University of Bradford.
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This is where you’ll expand your mind and make lifelong friends.
This is where you’ll grow, learn, experience.

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