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Course Info

  • animation
  • media

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 to 2 years

  • Awarding/validation body:



Course Overview

Animation & Games Design is a course made to inspire students to unlock their creative potential. Covering different areas of digital media, students are presented with an array of skills that will equip them with the correct industry toolset in order to approach the world of work. Games, Films, and Animation all share similar principles which is to construct and identify a solid production pipeline in order to work through and establish a solution. The known production outcomes involve the pre-production, production, and post-production stages, which are key elements of exploring and developing creative media skills within the first year and advancing their creative practice in the second year. Students will be able to understand and practically demonstrate how digital media is conveyed and breathe creative methods into building sophisticated 2D and 3D portfolios which will be their first steps towards higher learning and employment.

Course Highlights

The course provides a broader sector experience and encourages learners to take on individual research, enabling them to be further prepared for higher-level learning, such as;

  • Digital 3D Modelling
  • Digital 3D Texturing/Painting
  • Games Design
  • Digital 2D Concept Design
  • 3D & 2D Animation Principles
  • Video Editing & Visual Effects
  • Project Management
  • Professional Practice For Employment

Career Opportunities & Further Study

  • Game Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Games Designer
  • Animator
  • Video Producer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Project Leader
  • Environment Artist
  • Visual Programmer
  • Level Designer
  • Film Producer
  • Film Director


This course is fully assessed through coursework.

Assessment of the internal and external units for this course is designed to fit the purpose and objective of the course– giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios. All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance. Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified. Grading has been introduced at this level as a result of feedback from users and practitioners of the qualification.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C OR A related Level 2 vocational course at Merit or higher (if a pass grade is achieved GCSE grades and/or functional skills results may also be considered);


Including a GCSE at grade 9-4/A*-C (or equivalent) in English or Mathematics OR English and Mathematics assessed at Level 1 or above by College assessment.


A portfolio or show-reel containing recent examples of artwork, sketchbooks, photography work, or any creative work you have done. This could be both course work and work you have created in your own time

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

How To Apply

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