Love Animation?
Study VFX & Animation at SAE

From 2D and 3D animations, to Visual Effects and Game Art, nurture your creativity into life and transform your ideas into reality with our animation courses.
Creative Industry Courses
Animation Animation is pure imagination and one of the only industries where you get to create what has never been seen before. It is a profession where technical expertise and application is as important as raw talent; this is where SAE comes in.
Student work of Daki from Gabrielli Veronesi
By Industry. For Industry.
Our animation teaching staff are all immersed in the industry.
Meet our animation experts
Animation by Quinn George SAE
Fast tracked courses.
Get your Bachelor of Animation in just two years.
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Southbank Skate Park London by Luis Lopez SAE
State of the art facilities and software
Learn advanced-level industry-standard animation tools, such as Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya and the Adobe Creative Suite on our VFX courses.
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Abandoned Gundam by Marco Iaquinandi SAE
Your local, global community
We have campuses in Glasgow, Leamington Spa, Liverpool and London, SAE opens doors to animation professionals around the world.
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Tools, software, and industry partners


Character animation (2D/3D) Visual storytelling 3D modelling & computer graphics Visual effects & motion graphics
Student working on Animation at SAE

Career options


3D or 2D Animator
Concept Artist
Motion Graphics Designer
Storyboard Artist
Media Industry Specialist
FX Artist
Technical Artist
3D Asset Modeller
3D Character Modeller

Lecturer Spotlight

Meet Martin

Martin has over 15 years’ experience in modelling, animation and pioneering the use of 3D technology. He has previously worked in various industries including VFX, game design, architecture, engineering and animation.

Martin Woodburn at SAE

Student spotlight

How to Create a 3D Model
The 3D campus model was modelled and textured in Maya 2019 and is the model of SAE London’s building and reception.
Sahil's story
The Importance of Safe Spaces in Games
For Andrea's advanced specialist project, they aimed to create a space that contrasted the overall game environment to see how it would emotionally impact the viewer or player.
Andrea's Story


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