Bristol School of Animation
The Bristol School of Animation (BSA) is part of UWE Bristol's School of Film and Journalism and has an international reputation for high quality teaching and training in all aspects of creative animation production.
Investing in the future of animation
The School was re-launched in 2009 by Oscar-winning animation director, Richard Williams, to coincide with the investment of over £250,000 on industry standard equipment and the move to a new location on UWE Bristol’s Bower Ashton Studios.
Investment in professional animation facilities and links to some of the UK’s major animation practitioners provide unique opportunities for our students to gain valuable industry experience.
Nurturing student talent
Bristol is one of the UK’s main centres for animation production and UWE is a major provider of animation talent to the industry. Each year we welcome students from across the world to take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by the School.
Successful graduates find work as independent film makers/producers, freelance practitioners or with leading animation studios in the UK and worldwide. A great example of this is MA Animation student Cho-Han's work on the world record breaking Aardman and Nokia Gulp! project, which produced a film on the largest ever stop-motion animation set.
Our students' work is recognised worldwide, with students winning competitions and awards at industry events such as the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and the Royal Television Society West student awards.
Our animation courses
Our creative animation courses offer a broad range of skills and attributes designed to enable you to operate independently within the commercial environment after graduation.
- UWE Bristol students get animated at the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2014
- UWE Bristol animation interns work on Disney film with Arthur Cox
- Animated film highlights ocean acidification threat to marine life
- Cinematographer Ben Smithard to speak at UWE Bristol London Graduate Show
- UWE graduate co-directs John Lewis Christmas advert