Two Years | Level 3 Animation & Visual Effects Level 3

Two Years | Level 3

  • INTRODUCTION
  • WHY STUDY?
  • GO LIVE
  • GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
  • WHAT NEXT?
  • WHERE
  • KEY INFORMATION
  • APPLYING & FEES

The aim of this course is to give you the building blocks needed to specialise in your desired computer-generated art form. Using sophisticated graphics and animation packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects, you’ll develop your skills to be able to create dynamic, animated 2D content before moving on to motion graphics and stop motion animation in your first year.

By year two, you’ll be creating 3D assets yourself and then combining these with video and 2D content to use in your own advanced VFX compositions. You’ll explore the roles and principles needed in the VFX industry to fully understand where you want to progress to and the area you’re most interested in.

WHY STUDY?

ACC’s approach to all its courses is a focus on industry and providing students with a range of skills any employer would look for.

By studying at ACC, you are part of a creative community of designers, producers and coders – all people you could be working with after you graduate! Why just study industry when you can be in it?

GO LIVE

Exclusive to Access Creative College, our GoLive Careers Programme provides you opportunities to have real life experiences in your sector as well as the extras you need to gain the skills for your next steps.

You will get the chance to develop new skills, learn from industry professionals, work collaboratively on a charity project and attend external events! You can also put yourself forward for an award and will celebrate the year’s successes at an Awards Showcase.

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

You’ll need to show you have a passion for animation and/or 2D/3D art and have at least:

Four GCSEs at grades 4-9, or C-A* including English
Other grades will be considered on a case by case basis.

WHAT NEXT?

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.

WHERE

Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Norwich

Got what it takes?
You’ll need to show you have a passion for animation and/or 2D/3D art and have at least:
– Four GCSEs at grades 4-9, or C-A* including English
– Other grades will be considered on a case by case basis.

Where?
Birmingham
Bristol
London
Manchester
Norwich

How long?
Two years

Qualification
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

What next?
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.

Applying for this course is easy. All you need to do is fill in our short online application form. After you have created an account you will be able to provide links to online work, upload relevant documents and book an interview slot. If you aged 16-18 on 31st August 2020, then the course is FREE. If you are aged 19+ please refer to our 19+ information on the fees page.