Level 3 Animation and Game Design

Outstanding Value Added and 100% achievement is a consistent accolade for the course.

GMCG – Greater Manchester College Group winners 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Digital Advantage Winners 2018.

State of the art equipment including our new VR equipment, Drone, Tablets and Cintiq.

Guest speakers.

Adobe Education Leader delivering the course content.

Access to enrichment opportunities such as trips and visiting speakers that take your Animation and Game Design experience far beyond the walls of the classroom.

The two year course covers units that explore knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of visual recording, ideas and concepts, communication and contextual influences, 3D Modelling, 2D and 3D Game Design, 2D and 3D Animation, Concept Art, Virtual Reality and Story development for Computer Games.
Learn, develop and use a broad range of industry standard skills and techniques to boost your higher education and career prospects. For many years this course has supported progression routes to highly prestigious universities within the animation and game art fields. The connections that build these relationships begin when you start your course and develop strongly throughout. Exciting portfolio led projects and lessons delivered by highly skilled Adobe accredited professionals support this extremely well established qualification.

This Animation and Game Art course offers a professional learning environment, industry experienced teachers and award winning provision with a proven track record in industry and higher education. Our new Virtual Reality equipment supports a beyond outstanding experience for our learners, who can experience their own designs come to life using cutting edge technology such as Oculus headsets and drones. A studio based active learning environment means that our learners receive highly valuable feedback along the way.

On the course you will learn the fundamental knowledge and specialist skills for Animation and Game Art such as concept art, character design, 3D modelling, 2D and 3D Animation, traditional art techniques (drawing, mark making and texture design), software skills (Unity, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, Autodesk Maya and Mudbox). You will develop your skills through undertaking a broad range of projects which will include game art and character animation. You will be working with high specification resources and will have access to industry standard equipment in our fully equipped Apple Mac suite.
You are required to have 4 GCSEs at grade 4 including English and/or Maths.

A demonstrable interest in Animation or Game Art or a GCSE in a creative subject or Computer Science.

A successful interview with an Animation and Game Art tutor (bring a portfolio of your Animation or Game Art work).

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Good drawing skills or programming knowledge are a bonus.
This course is made up of units of work that are set, delivered and assessed within the classroom and college environment. You will receive a project brief for each that introduces you to a scenario, question or problem to solve. This setting will take you on a journey that could require you to produce sketchbooks, digital portfolios, Blogs, design sheets, 3D or 2D outcomes, artists/designer analysis, experiments, maquettes, presentations and many more. All of these requirements will be supported through specialist workshops, tutorials, advice and guidance, feedback and discussion. Staff in this area pride themselves on their ability to work with each individual learner to realise their creative potential.
●  After completing this course students go on to higher education within Animation and Game Art.

●  Some of our learners choose different routes and progress into employment, higher level apprenticeships or become self-employed within this specific field.

●  Our Graduates have gone on to work at some of the highest profile animation, games and special effects studios in the UK and have won BAFTA, BFX and D&AD awards for their work.

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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