Animation and Games Degrees


Cutting-edge technology and facilities for motion-capture, greenscreen, VR and more


Pitch your ideas and visions to companies and employers within the industry


Computer Games and Animation is rated top in Wales for overall student satisfaction


Award-winning alumni have worked on global films, TV shows and games

Animation & Games Degrees

Animating Tomorrows

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.

Top in Wales for Animation and Games (Guardian University Guide 2024)

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.

Recognised for Excellence

recognised for excellence

USW Animation and Games have ranked in the Top 50 Schools in the World for Animation, Games & VFX, as well as Top 30 for 3D CG Animation and Top 20 for Production Excellence in Console Games at this years Rookies.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Cutting edge technology

Our Cardiff campus has all of the equipment, technology and workspaces you'll need to thrive in your chosen subject area. We have motion capture, green screen, VR & AR, alongside suites of high spec computer systems.

Animation and Games Courses

Undergraduate Degrees

Postgraduate Courses


Putting the Spotlight on our Students

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.

Students from across the university have the opportunity to showcase their work to the masses and take pride in doing so. 

Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year or so by viewing the Gradfest 2022 Animation and Games website page.


Discover the 'Diff

Cardiff is a modern capital city that will surprise you.

It’s the UK’s fastest growing major city and has been multicultural and cosmopolitan from the start. Here, you’ll find an amazing quality of life, more green space per person than any UK city, and fantastic people.

Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK too, so it’s perfect for cash-strapped students. There’s always something happening or new places to discover. From shopping and live sport to music, arts and history, there’s something for everyone and great company to do it with.

Cardiff is a popular student city that knows how to enjoy itself. Wherever you turn, you’ll find somewhere to eat, drink or dance the night away.


Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course. 

For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.



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