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Gaming, Animation and VFX Skills (Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma) *NEW

AIM
Media, Multimedia & Journalism

Course Overview

The qualification is suitable for anyone interested in a career in a wide range of jobs in creative and digital media roles or to move into an apprenticeship or higher education.The course contains the following components:• Art Fundamentals for the Games, Animation and VFX Industries• Core Principles of Game Design• Fundamental Animation Skills for the Games, Animation and VFX Industries - possibly• Fundamental Product Programming Skills• Maths and Logic Fundamentals for the Games, Animation and VFX Industries• VFX Fundamentals for the Games, Animation and VFX Industries• 3D Tools: Creative and Technical 3D Modelling• Production Management for the Games, Animation and VFX Industries• Emerging Technologies/Trends in the Games, Animation and VFX Industries• Images and Sounds for Imagined Worlds• Story/Playboarding• Working in the Games, Animation and VFX Industries
  • Start Date
    2 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

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  • Course: AIM Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma Gaming, Animation and VFX Skills *NEW
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 02/09/2024
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Core principles exam - Year 1
  • Case study exam - Year 2
  • Written assignment, Art theory in context
  • Asset development portfolio
  • Synoptic project (complete an industry set brief)
  • Research report on emerging technologies
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C (to include Maths); OR BTEC Level 2 First Diploma or equivalent at Pass or above; OR NVQ Level 2 (in relevant subject area)

ROI Requirements

4 OLC’s Grade O5 or above (to include Maths) OR BTEC Level 2 First Diploma or equivalent at Pass or above; OR NVQ Level 2 (in relevant subject area)

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required

Work Placement

No work placement undertaken.

What's Next?

Further Study

Students are well placed to go on to university as the extended diploma carries UCAS tariff points. Options include: • HND Digital Design NWRC • BDes Animation Ulster University • BDes Games Design and Development • BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology, University of Abertay • BSc (Hons) Games Production Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, Nottingham • BA (Hons) Graphics for Games University of Bradford • BSc (Hons) Film and Visual Effects Technology, University of Bradford • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design University of Stafford • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design Manchester Met University • BSc (Hons) Games Design University of Bolton • BA Games Design Brunel University • BA The Art of Visual Effects Pearson Business School, London

Career Prospects

Many students also progress onto higher level apprenticeships for example: • Junior 2D Artists • Digital Community Manager • Assistant Technical Directors • Digital Community Managers • Junior VFX Artists

Enquiry

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    There was no point in studying for 3 A-Levels I was never going to use. I achieved 8 As and 2 Bs in my GCSEs. The College was perfect for me because I wanted to specialise in Music Production, which I couldn't do at school.
    Dearbhla Duddy (Music Production)
    Creative Music Industry (Production) (Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/ Extended Diploma)
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    As Entrepreneur in Residence at NWRC one of my key roles is to identify and support innovative ideas and entrepreneurial thinking throughout the college network. The IDEATOR Awards serves as a stepping stone for both students and recent NWRC student alumni to develop innovative business ideas further.
    Alastair Cameron (NWRC Entrepreneur in Residence)
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