Animation at UWE is taught within the Bristol School of Animation on the Bower Ashton campus, which is linked to some of the UK's major animation practitioners. Bristol has a long tradition in the training of successful animators, many of whom have gone on to work as either independent producers/film makers, freelance practitioners or with leading animation production studios. Visits to studios are included in the course along with visits to festivals and regular screenings and guest speakers.
The UK has traditionally provided some of the very best film makers, designers and animators in the world. UWE has over the years been a major provider of this talent with successful graduates finding work as either independent producers/film makers, freelancer practitioners or with leading animation studios. We have had students progress onto the MA animation here at UWE, and also at the NFTS. International students have returned home to pursue further study in education or gone further afield such as CalArts or Animation Sans Frontieres to continue their animation development.