Animation and Games Degrees

Animation & Games at USW

Advance your creative talent and develop new technical skills on our Animation and Games courses. With on-campus motion capture, green screen, VR & AR, we will teach you how to work as a creative professional. 

From computer animation and traditional film-based 2D and stop-motion, to 3D computer generated imagery and games design, you will have the opportunity to pitch to industry and study in the heart of Cardiff*. Animators and games designers are a major force in 21st century entertainment.

*Our BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development course is taught on our Treforest campus. Our facilities at Treforest are at the cutting edge of computer games development, meaning you’ll use the latest technologies in high-spec labs.


ANIMATION AND GAMES COURSES

NOT SURE WHICH COURSE TO CHOOSE?

Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Animation and Games courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.

Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.


WHY STUDY ANIMATION AND GAMES AT USW?


BIG OPPORTUNITIES

USW Animation graduates have worked on Oscar nominated films, including The Lion King, Avengers: Endgame, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Avengers: Infinity War, and TV shows that include His Dark Materials, The Mandalorian, and How To Train Your  Dragon: Homecoming. Our USW Games graduates have worked on games that include Red Dead Redemption II, Total War, Rainbow Six Siege and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Baftas

AWARD WINNING ALUMNI

University of South Wales Animation and Games graduates are employed throughout the world, with credits on the latest blockbuster movies and computer games. Our alumni include those who have worked on some of the biggest films and games to-date, such as Star Wars and Red Dead Redemption 2.

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CUTTING-EDGE TECH

Both our Cardiff and Treforest campuses have all of the equipment, technology and workspaces you'll need to thrive in your chosen subject area. On our Cardiff campus we have motion capture, green screen, VR & AR, alongside suites of high spec computer systems. Our Treforest campus has dedicated workspaces with Windows, Apple Mac, Linux and Networking suites, all with the latest software.


OUR SHOWREELS


OUR WORK

Animation and Games - Gradfest 2020

Each year we take time to celebrate the work of our Faculty of Creative Industry students through a festival called 'Gradfest'.

This dedicated festival is home to project work, blogs, videos, social posts and so much more from our Animation and Games students.

Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year or so by viewing the Gradfest 2020 Animation and Games website page.


WHY CHOOSE USW?

PERFECT LOCATION

USW Cardiff is based in the heart of the city centre, with major studios and creative agencies within easy reach including BBC, Wolf Studios, S3 Advertising and Golley Slater. 

MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.

CAREER-FOCUSED

Employability is at the heart of everything we do. Our students have the opportunity to take part in live projects, industry masterclasses, briefs and practical placements. Our partnership with Screen Alliance Wales has resulted in students working on leading TV productions.

EXPERT
TEACHING

In addition to teaching essential technical skills for industry, we ensure students are adept in creativity, problem solving and innovation. With emphasis on ‘problem-led’ learning, we want to ensure that every student is creative-on- demand and job-ready. 


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