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Cardiff Metropolitan University: Illustration and Animation

Institution Cardiff Metropolitan University
Department Cardiff School of Art and Design
Telephone 029 2041 6010
Study type Taught


The role of the illustrator or animator is not ephemeral, temporary or mere entertainment. It is ecological, cultural, political and technological, challenging the momentum of the twenty-first century. Illustrators and animators must deploy their skills and imagination to respond to the wider political and cultural climate with more urgency and vigour than ever.

Imagination is a powerful force, able to create and configure new ideas and develop dreams for both the individual and humanity as a whole. This Master’s degree course provides illustrators and animators with the skills and knowledge to effectively harness this power in their unique practice and their proposed project.

The MA in Illustration and Animation at Cardiff Met will appeal to graduates of any discipline of the visual arts, as well as professionals looking to sharpen their critical and theoretical skills.

You will explore the role of the illustrator or animator through speculative methods in a transdisciplinary environment.

Through a combination of self-directed studio practice, lectures, seminar sessions, and reading groups, you will be closely and individually guided in the exploration of your own practice through your proposed project, as a critical and re-directive process.

We look to recruit brave, speculative, imaginative, and dedicated creative graduates who share our leading-edge-research concern for illustration and/or animation, and our instinct to imagine and explain.


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