Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX Level 1

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 2 GCSEs grade E/2 - G/1 including English and maths. A good school report, attendance record and attitude towards work, plus attendance at the 'Get to Know' day.

What will I learn?

During the first year of the course you will develop skills in computer animation and CGI techniques, and design for moving image. You will also develop your skills in English and maths.

Topics you will study include:

  • Interactive media and computer games
  • Computer animation and CGI techniques
  • Design for the moving image
  • Photo imaging and manipulation
  • Video Production, Processes and Techniques
  • Editing Audio and Video for Interactive content
  • Web Page Concepts and Creation
  • Sound recording techniques and technology

You will use your passion for working creatively on a computer to develop a basic understanding of interactive content creation.

You will be assessed through a series of coursework assignments and practical tasks.

What could I progress on to?

On successful completion of the course you can progress on the Level 2 Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality and VFX course, or start an Apprenticeship in a similar area.

With additional training you may wish to start a career in the industry and could find roles in, Broadcast Media (Radio production, Visual and special effects, Cinematography and UK broadcasting), Journalism and Media.

Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 19101
    Course name Level 1 Diploma Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX
    Campus Ore Valley Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Full Cost Fees £1,800.00
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)

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