Course Code: HN4MCRTH / 19DA11A
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Introduction to the course
The HNC in Creative Media production (Animation and Games) aims to provide learners with strong sector specific skills such as 3D modelling, games design and development, animation, compositing, VFX, rendering and lighting.
The course is aimed at those aiming for work in the digital media industry as creative artists. This could include roles such as games designer, animation artist, 3D modelling and design, technical games artist, visual FX artist or 2D animator. These skills will prepare you for entry-level jobs in the industry or the foundation to improve and develop your skills further in other higher education establishments.
Work is completed using software such as Unity, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite and Z-Brush. A key strategy is to link learners with employers, using real industry briefs for assignments to focus on professional solutions and realistic work cycles.
The course will:
- Provide education and training for a range of careers in the games and animation industries
- Provide opportunities for potential workers in the media sector to achieve a nationally recognised level 4 or 5 vocationally specific qualification
- Provide opportunities for full-time learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the games/animation/special effects/VR sector or progress to the final year of a degree programme
- Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners in the field of animation and games production
- Provide transferable skills that will enable you to progress and move within the media sector
- Provide opportunities for you to focus on the development of higher-level skills in a media context Provide opportunities to work with external production houses, specialists and clients to enhance relevant skills
- Develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
What do I need?
- Level 3 qualification in Media Production – with modelling, environments, animation units
- Excellent reference
- Level 2 English and Maths
How is the course taught?
Unit 1: Individual Project (set by Pearsons)
Unit 2: Creative Media Industry
Unit 3: Professional Practice
Unit 17: Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Cultures
Unit 19: Visual Effects Practices
Unit 20: 3D Modelling
Unit 27: Storyboarding
Unit 30: Principles of Animation
The learners enrolled on this programme are guided and supported by a personal tutor, external industry partners and career advisors. Learners successfully completing the HNC normally progress onto courses or junior work roles on areas such as games design or development, animation production, multimedia and SPX. Average class size would be between 10-15 learners. It is expected that the learners to study independently after given guidance by the Lecturers. All teaching staff are well well qualified with Industry skills and qualification. Some sessions are led by external industry partners. Staff specialities include 2D/3D design and animation, games development, concept art, modelling and virtual reality.
How will I be assessed?
Learning takes place through a variety of activities on this course. These include:
- Practical workshops in our fully equipped Mac studios
- Student centred assignments
- Projects (including external client projects)
- Participation in our annual show where learners will exhibit their skills and projects
- Online portfolio to show work, build contacts and opportunities for employment
What does it lead to?
Average class size would be between 10-15 learners. It is expected that learners will also study independently after given guidance by their lecturers. All teaching staff are well qualified with industry skills and experience, with specialties including 2D/3D design and animation, games development, concept art and modelling.
On completion you will be given an option study for a second year and complete a full Higher National Diploma (HND) in Animation and Games Design. Following this you will be able to complete a full honours degree at a partner institution, or alternatively you can seek employment.
For an employer candidates would have a range of Digital Animation and Games Design skills. Having technical skills including, 3D modelling, 2D/3D animation, Games obtained by using software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Master Collection), Maya 3D, Unity and Games Salad.
|Location||Start Date - End Date - Study Mode|
|Tottenham Centre||2 Sep 2019 - 3 Jul 2020 - Daytime|
- Last Updated: 18 February 2019
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