Thursday, 21 May 2015

How to Apply For Our New Online MA in Animation

The world's first online MA in animation
Our new online MA in Animation is now taking applications and, if you hurry, you can still get a 10% discount on the fee. We're excited to be launching the world's first degree of this kind, and we're getting applications from all over the world, including the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. So how does the application process work, and what can applicants expect?

How do I apply?
To apply for the online MA in Animation, follow this link to the official course page. The course page includes a link to download a PDF application form, and an email address to send the completed form to.

Do I need a portfolio?
Yes. To see more detail on what should go into your portfolio, follow this link.

Do I need an undergraduate degree? 
Ideally, yes. We need to be certain that you can do written work at undergraduate level, in order to progress to Master's level.  You will need a full understanding of the principles of academic writing including the ability to use inline citation techniques such as the Harvard Referencing system

What does the online MA involve and what does it cost?
For a complete description of what's in the course, how much it costs, and how it all works, follow this link. Make sure you apply before June 1st to get your 10% discount!

How we do interviews
How does the interview process work?
We will set up a Skype interview so we can chat about your previous work, your portfolio, and have a general chat about what you hope to get out of the MA. This will usually happen within around 10 days of your application, though it can take a little longer at busy times of year.

How long will it take to find out if I have been accepted?
Following the interview, we aim to get you an answer within ten days. Again, at busy times of year it may take a little longer.

What if I have questions about the application process?
Our admissions department is always ready to answer questions about applying to Bucks. You can email them at

High Wycombe - a place you may never see!
Do I have to come to the UK to do this degree?
Absolutely not. This is purely online course and we welcome applications from all over the world. We do not require any of our students to be physically present at any time here in the UK. We'll invite you to the graduation ceremony though!


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. Find out why we're giving free laptops to all our students, and why we give all our students free access to videos at Also, see what financial assistance might be available to you. Learn which is better for animation, a PC or a Mac? Get hold of a copy of a map so you can find your way around campus, and learn aboutmotion capture at Bucks.

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