Games Design and Animation - Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Start Date: 5 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Tottenham Centre

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course will introduce you to both traditional and digital techniques for the games, animation and VFX industry. You will use current games engine technology, such as Unreal Engine 4, to design 2D & 3D playable games, draw concept art of characters, environments and objects. You will learn how to create 3D assets using Maya, 3DS Max and Blender, develop your storytelling skills and apply them to 2D animation projects. You will be at the forefront of new innovative techniques, learning how to generate original ideas to present to industry.

Your lessons will take place in our industry-standard suites, equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud on Apple iMacs, as well as giving you access to state-of-the-art cameras, tripods, green screen facilities and more. There will also trips and visits, and guest talks from industry experts.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
  • Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Understanding the Creative Media Sector
  • 2D Animation Production
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Environments
  • Drawing Concept Art for Computer Games
  • Computer Game Engines

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English at Level 2/GCSE English at grade 4 or above)

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them. We encourage you to bring several examples of your creative work.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and presentations.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

Adults

If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to higher education, an apprenticeship or other employment.

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IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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