View Full Version : HELP: Animation MA in europe?

09 September 2009, 02:29 PM
Hey everyone!

My name's Amit, i'm a 2D Animator from Israel. I have a BFA in Animation and now I'm looking for a good place to study an MA in Animation somewhere in Europe.

I already applied to the NFTS in the UK, and even got to attend the Animation Direction workshop with 14 more people (8 of them were chosen, not including me). so now I have an entire year to look for more places to study in for the September 2010 semester.

generally I'd rather study in Europe since i'm also an EU citizen (I also have a Slovak republic citizenship). but now I'm trying to learn more about my options.

I already got into the London Metropolitan University's Animation MA for September 2010, but as far as I know it's a new program so I won't rush into it without knowing if it's worth a damn.

so..just consider these points:

1. I have to study in English (I don't really want to start with a new language)
2. it has to be an MA program (I already have a BFA)
3. it has to be good. :)

just a side note, I AM going to try the NFTS again, and I also know that Kingston Uni has a program, Royal Collage has one and Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht in Holland has one (in english). so If you know anything about these programs or the one in London Metropolitan Uni, that'd be cool.

Thanks in advance!

Amit Tishler


if you're wondering about my style (which probably should effect my choice), here's my youtube channel with some of my animation projects:

Hope you like'em :)

09 September 2009, 10:49 PM
For what it's worth I have seen some very interesting, although stylistically and thematically quite different animations from your work from NFTS and the RCA. Both colleges produce visually and mentally cutting edge 2D animation when they are at their best, but it's not usually the sort of animation that follows traditional Disney formulas in case you don't already know. So I would say if you want to go there, do expect that you will only get the most from the course if you allow it to open you up to new ways of animating. Kingston has also produced some good animations. All three have a good reputation in the UK. The NFTS and the RCA have the most impressive list of lecturers who are also world famous animators in case you need to know.

If it's any help there's also a 2D animation MA at the University of Hertfordshire; it only started this year so I can't really show you any work yet, but you can see some work by the undergraduate 2D course here:

Clouds by Sam Miller (

The Fox and the Mask by Emily-Rose Cadden (

Good luck with the applications

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