Throughout this animation course you will have the opportunity to unleash your creativity and develop technical knowledge. Over two years, you will learn the necessary skills needed for this of this complex subject including how to animate simple objects, story development and character design. You will learn computer-based and traditional animation skills and will be encouraged to develop your own creative individuality through ideas, scripts, storyboards and animated outcomes.
Some of the subjects within the course include:
• Digital Media Skills
• Pre-Production Portfolio
• Film Production
• Post-production editing
• Scriptwriting/Storyboarding for Digital Media
• 2D Animation
• 3D Digital Animation
• 3D Modelling/Environments
• Digital Games Production.
Educational visits will also form an integral part of the curriculum.
You will be assessed through coursework for both practical and theoretical elements. The form of assessment on the course will assist you as you progress either into higher levels of vocational learning or to related academic qualifications, by providing independent assessment evidence of learning alongside a practical portfolio-based assessment.
Digital equipment including computers, software and cameras will be made available to you by the college. Materials that you will need to purchase independently for your course will include; a pen, note paper, memory/USB stick, memory card for use with cameras. (SD minimum Class 6 - minimum of 8gb) and hard drive.
Upon completion of the course you will be awarded with a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice.
You may progress onto a degree in Animation or a subject related to Animation, Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise.
Career opportunities include working within the TV and Film industries or Interactive Media sector
You must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English and maths. You will also need appropriate experience, which could include:
• A Level 2 media qualification such as a BTEC or GCSE (which you could be currently studying or have already completed)
• A portfolio of work which showcases your creative flair for the subject.
• Any other demonstration of your written/verbal communication skills.
In addition, each applicant will be required to successfully complete a task during interview.