Games Art & Animation Level 2 (UAL)

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 4 GCSEs grade A*/9 - D/3 including English and maths, or relevant Level 1 qualification. A portfolio of artwork is also required.

What will I learn?

Over the course of the year you will be able to improve your skills in digital media production. You will be able to create a range of animations, create engaging digital advertising, learn skills in how to record, edit and produce audio elements, and develop techniques in video editing. As well as expanding your knowledge in these technical elements you will also improve your planning, research, presentation and evaluation skills during assignments.

Topics you will study will include:

  • Animation
  • Advertising
  • Audio
  • Digital Graphics
  • Video

By the end of the course you will have developed a range of skills in creative media that will give you an excellent foundation in the digital environment.

During this one-year course you will develop your artistic skills in the digital environment.

Your assessment will be 100% coursework based, and during the last term you will have the opportunity to put your learning and newly found skills to the test by creating an individual project to be exhibited at our end of year Diploma and Degree show at the college.

What could I progress on to?

Once you have completed this course you will have achieved the equivalent of 4 pass grades at GCSE and will enable you to progress to onto a Level 3 Art and Design or Creative Media course.

There are a number of career opportunities available to you in the creative media industry such as: animator, game designer, 3D modelling, Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) artist or a concept artist.

You may be required to purchase your own materials such as sketchbooks, pens, paints, brushes, and memory sticks. As a SCCH student you will be able to get 10% off in our Plaza Art Shop. You may also have the opportunity to attend a number of trips and visits which may incur additional costs.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 3081
    Course name Level 2 Diploma Games Art & Animation
    Campus Station Plaza Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Full Cost Fees £1,800.00
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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