Level 3

Creative Media Production (Animation) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2021
FREE Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon

Overview

This course will give you a broad knowledge of animation techniques allowing you to build a diverse portfolio of work to enable your progress to higher education or employment.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level 2 qualification or GCSEs x 4 at grade 4/C -  one to be grade 4/C in ENGLISH OR MATHS dependent on vocational subject to be studied
  • You will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio
  • Successful attendance at interview event

Study Programme

Students who do not achieve a grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths will be required to complete an English and/or Maths qualification via the Century platform. Students will engage with at least 3 hours a week study via the online platform.

The Century platform is an online software system that uses artificial intelligence to create a personalised, adaptive and differentiated set of learning.  Students will work on a set of skills that are unique to them, the system will produce results and feedback tailored to meet individual learning needs alongside tasks that are mapped against the GCSE curriculum and encourage stronger learning outcomes.

Course Structure

  • Digital 2D animation
  • Traditional 2D animation
  • 3D animation (CGI)
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Filmmaking and visual effects
  • Character design & concept development
  • Storyboarding
  • Software applications including Adobe Creative Suite & Final Cut Pro
  • Script writing & narrative development
  • Film & animation
  • Cultural/contextual theory
  • Maths and English

Assessment & Feedback

Practical tasks and supporting written material.

What Next...

You will be able to progress to a higher education course at University Centre South Essex or another institution.