Level 3

Creative Media Production (Animation) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
FREE Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
2 YEARS SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 2020
FREE Centre for Digital Technologies – Basildon

Overview

Important note for new applicants

(Updated 07 May 2020)

Possible delay to Basildon campus opening

This course will be temporarily offered at our Southend Campus until the new Basildon campus is opened. See below for further details.

Unfortunately due to the lockdown and the difficulty in getting materials delivered to the site, construction has now had to stop until there is a relaxation in the Government guidelines, and this will result in a delay to the completion and opening of the Basildon Town Centre Campus.

In order that you can begin your course as planned we have put some contingency plans in place to allow students to start their courses at our Southend campus until the Basildon Town Centre Campus is completed.

  • Additional travel costs

Any additional travel costs incurred by you having to travel to the Southend campus for the beginning of your course will be paid by the College.


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.

Predicted Grades

Please be rest assured that we will continue to make an offer based on your predicted grades or by alternative assessments for entry conditions based on your circumstances.

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

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.