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Interactive Media (Games, Art and Animation) BTEC HND

This course focuses on the art of games design and animation – you will be exploring a wide range of disciplines and working methods to produce distinctive and creative digital outcomes. You will be working with a range of industry standard software to achieve these outcomes. This course will develop your skills in computer animation, modelling and games arts design. You will use a range of software packages and digital workflows to complete and number of negotiated projects. These skills will be underpinned by fundamental art principles developed through drawing, visual language and contextual studies.

Full-time

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need an Art & Design Foundation Diploma, or a National Diploma in an Art & Design subject, or an equivalent Level 3 qualification, or relevant professional experience. Applicants from A-Level programmes displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered, as will mature students, who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to present a portfolio of your creative work, including developmental worksheets or sketchbooks.

Course content

You will be introduced to animation principles, develop rig and animate character, investigate environmental designs (for animations or games), basic programming concepts as well as video editing. Students will be working to professional expectations within the course and will also undertake live project for external clients.

Modules may include:

  • Visual Communication in Art and Design
  • Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
  • Professional Practice in art and Design
  • Project Design, Implementation and evaluation
  • Interactive Media Design and Prototyping
  • Animation Techniques for Interactive in Art and Design
  • 3D Computer Modelling and Animation
  • Computer Programming Principles
  • Interactive Media Technology
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • 2D, 3D and Time-Based Digital Applications
  • Digital Media in Art and Design
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Drawing Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
  • Communication with Images in Art and Design.

Further study and career options

On completion of this course, you will be focused on gaining art development work within games or animation companies. This may be on a freelance basis or direct employment on long or short-term contracts. You will be working in the field of 3D modelling/animation as an animator, environmental artist, character artist, concept artist or other affiliated role.

Additional information

Example list of software that you will be exposed to on this course:

  • Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, Matchmover
  • Adobe; Photoshop, Illustrator, Aftereffects, Premier
  • Maxon Cinema 4D

Additional costs

  • Resource fee of £150 to cover an animation related trip/visit and specialist animation paper.

To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code F43B. Visit www.ucas.com or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Course information & how to book

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at www.ucas.com. The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 21/09/2017 £5040 Cauldwell Street L1582

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
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Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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