Animation and Visual Effects

Level 3

This course gives you the skills to specialise in your desired computer-generated art form, and progress to the area you’re most interested in.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at 4-9 (C-A*) including English

Duration

Two Years

Qualification

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Develop your skills and understanding of concepts relating to the industries of Animation and VFX.

Study the visual effects process from concept through to distribution, including specific workshops in essential skill building, incorporating 3D modelling, 2D and 3D animation, VFX, and compositing. 

Understand your chosen specialism and its history, modern techniques and common codes and conventions within the industry.

Build your professional experience through project work within the course and wider industry.

Create personal promotional materials including a CV, logo, portfolio and website. 

Work with live briefs to gain key skills in client interaction, working to a brief, time management and understanding the revisions process.

Modules

A group of people including a teacher laughing round a laptop

A group of people working at computers

Two people drawing on a tablet and looking at a laptop

A male working at a laptop

A group of people working at computers

A female pointing at a projected artwork

A group of people pointing at printed images on a desk

A person working at a laptop

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

At least four GCSEs at grades 4-9, or C-A* including English (other grades will be considered on a case by case basis).

MATHS AND ENGLISH

We offer a variety of ME courses at different levels of ability from starter levels all the way up to GCSE, that are tailored to suit your needs and progression route. to find out if you qualify for Maths and English, learn more here.

CAREERS AND PROGRESSION

This course is to get you into the mindset and give you a portfolio of work to become a 2D or 3D animator, modeller or artist. You can take all these skills into Higher Education and study a degree in Visual Effects, Animation or similar. Careers open to you include 2D or 3D Animator, Modeller or VFX Artist.

Fees and Funding

MANCHESTER 16-18*

FREE

MANCHESTER 19+*

£0 – £4,670

ALL OTHER CAMPUSES 16–18*

FREE

ALL OTHER CAMPUSES 19+

£0 – £4,670

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