Postgraduate study2016

MA

Animation for Health and Wellbeing

School of the Arts

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

This innovative and pioneering post-graduate programme enables students to explore and push the boundaries of animation in the public, private services and community/voluntary sectors. This programme is cross-disciplinary offering areas of study falling within the broad heading of health and wellbeing.

MA

Animation for Health and Wellbeing

School of the Arts

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

This innovative and pioneering post-graduate programme enables students to explore and push the boundaries of animation in the public, private services and community/voluntary sectors. This programme is cross-disciplinary offering areas of study falling within the broad heading of health and wellbeing.

Programme information

The MA is not limited to but covers three main areas:

Using ‘The Good Hearts Model’ students will have the opportunity to learn about animation and how it is used in the therapeutic, educational process, and applied to a topic of the student’s choice.

Auto-therapeutic Animation provides a platform for personal expression, communication and self-exploration. Students will have the possibility to produce a personal short film based on a personal issue or cause, developing a process and film that empowers them or others by giving voice to their concerns.

Assistive Animation technology, students will identify a pertinent issue in the wider social arena producing a publicly mediated outcome, allowing students to explore how animation, design and its processes can be used in an assistive way for services or impactful visual purpose e.g. educational apps, websites, health campaigns, exhibitions etc. 

Entry qualification

Upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent 

The course will consider applications from candidates with an upper second class honours degree or equivalent from a range of disciplines.   

Application

All candidates must apply first through the Postgraduate Application Portal: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate/  

Applying online will ensure that applications will be seen by the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office as soon as possible. If candidates have any questions, the Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office and the International Office are available to help. 

Once the online application procedure is completed, the university will ask for a Project Proposal Form to be completed.  The Project Proposal are requested as part of the initial assessment process and can only be accepted after students have applied via the Postgraduate Application Portal. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  

Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) checks

All prospective students  will be subject to DBS checks and/or the equivalent overseas check(s) if they have spent time (normally more than 6 months) living overseas.

(Fees – if applicable - to be confirmed) 

Postgraduate Taught Admissions Office

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pgtaught@lboro.ac.uk

Assessment

Assessment is continuous and based on an appraisal of practice, written material, related research, and professional and entrepreneurial skills in relation to the final project outcome(s). All students submit a Final Project Report.

Financial support

All Alumni full-time self-funded students (UK/EU and International) accepted for a full-time Master’s programme in this School receive an automatic bursary of 20% of fees.

All self-funded, part-time students receive a bursary of £600 per annum.

Further information can be found here :  http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/finance/

Careers and further study

This programme is designed to develop specialist knowledge and expertise to work in animation and across disciplines. On successful completion students are eligible to apply for PhD study.

Programme modules

Semester 1

Animation Practice, Process and Production

Exploring Materials, Processes and Techniques

 

Semester 2

Final Project:  Situating and Rehearsing

Research Methodologies:  Art and Design

 

Summer

Final Project

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 (Classroom-based) £6,600 £14,950

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.