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Games, Animation and Visual Effects Advanced

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UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Games Animation & Visual Effects

Alongside Japan and the USA, people in Britain are some of the biggest consumers of video games in the world. In fact, there are around 36.4 million gamers in the UK. The UK industry is worth almost £4.5 billion and sales for games were greater than the video and music markets in 2016.

Illustration, games design, coding and visual effects are just a few examples of career pathways available in this sector. Technology has never been more sophisticated, and with constant innovation and advancement, there is a real need for talented individuals with the right skills talents to keep the industry on top.

What will I do

This course is a great way to decide where you fit into the games, animation and visual effects industry. Whilst on the course you will look at concept art for video games and film, as well as the fundamentals of games, animation and VFX. We look into programming, mathematics, how sound and artwork are used to create different worlds, and we do this centred around project-based learning.

If you have a passion for creation and you want new and exciting ways to apply your skills then this course will enable you to realise your own ability to succeed in an exciting industry.

You may want to use this course as a stepping-stone to university and we can help prepare you for this too. The course covers a lot but university is your opportunity to develop into a specialist so we can support you to take this next step.

The skills you will learn on the course can set you up for some other interesting industries, for example using software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and 3DSMax, you’ll be eligible to apply for graphics design roles.

What’s next?

After successful completion of this course you can progress onto a range of Higher Education opportunities, including HNC/HND courses offered at the College. You could also progress to study at university to specialise in areas such as animation or games design.

Alternatively you may choose to start an apprenticeship or enter employment. Examples of roles include: production assistant, junior editor or runner.

Is it for me?

Enjoy creating and drawing characters, creatures or new worlds? Created a model in a graphics design class? Written a story? Filmed an adventure you’ve had with friends? If you do these things and you consider yourself to be a creative person who is willing to learn and develop technical skills, this course will teach you how to harness these skills and turn them into a successful career.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including Maths and English.

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