Creative Arts

News and Events

3 Jul 2015

Announcing a new Masters course in Animation for Health and Wellbeing

The School is delighted to announce a new Masters course in Animation for Health and Wellbeing due to begin in 2016.

  • Course Details: MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
  • Entry Qualification: Upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent

This innovative and pioneering post-graduate programme enables students to explore and push the boundaries of animation in the public, private and charitable services. This programme is cross-disciplinary offering areas of study falling within the broad heading of health and wellbeing. Including opportunities to learn about animation as therapy, auto-therapeutic animation and assistive animation technology. Using 'The Good Hearts Model' students will have the opportunity to learn how animation is used in the therapeutic 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 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.

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.