Thursday, 27 July 2017

Online MA in Animation - Our First Graduates!

Graduation Day at Bucks
Graduation Day takes place at Bucks on 6th September, and we are especially proud to welcome our new MAs in Animation.

Of course, the event is something of a formality - no-one actually has to turn up, but we hope that many of our online animation students will come and celebrate their achievement - graduating as Masters of Arts on the world's first online MA in Animation.

In a small way, everyone there will be making a little piece of animation history.

Graduation at Bucks. Lecturers get to dress up in silly robes
What happens on Graduation Day?
For those who do attend, they get a glass of wine and some nibbles, a piece of paper, and the chance to hear a (hopefully) inspiring speech from someone who has graduated from the university, made it the world, and earned their right to pass on their wisdom.

Who is graduating?
Graduating this year is our very first animation cohort. I'm proud to say that everyone made it to the finishing line, and everyone passed. Many congratulations to Stephen Young, Neil Whitman, Sydney Padua, Alexi Balian, Tim Millson, Wallace Kariuki, Priyanka Chitnis, and Charlie "Dutch" Falconi.

You are our first graduates, and all now have the right to add the letters "MA" after your names. Well done to you all. 

Many others will follow in your footsteps, you will always be the first.

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.


  1. Congratulations! I recommend going to the graduation. It's a little boring and expensive, but it's a good memory and parents love that kind of stuff. Makes them extra proud.

  2. Do join us for lunch Monika if you are in town!