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Animation

Animation is taught via Art and Design primarily through Graphics in which you explore cel, stop motion and motion graphics techniques as part of your course.

As part of the Art & Design programme of study, you will specialise in Animation and centre your work and projects around this area of study.

To enhance your studies, you will have access to fantastic, industry standard facilities such as a Commercial Graphics Studio and Photography Studio equipped with IMac Computers, 3D Modelling and & Animation Suite with Adobe Creative Cloud, Fashion, Textiles and 3D Design Studios with a 3D printer and laser cutter as well as individual Fine Art spaces.

Artists and practitioners come to College to talk about their work and experience. We work with galleries, universities and businesses to ensure you have the opportunity to showcase your work. Our annual End of Year Show gives you the opportunity to display your best work in a professional environment.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – 5 GCSEs 9-4 or Art & Design Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English or maths GCSEs 9-4 and Art/Design Technology GCSE 9-5 and Portfolio of Art & Design work
  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs 9-3 including Art/Design Technology or Art & Design Level 1 including English & Maths GCSEs 9-2 and Portfolio of Art & Design work
  • Level 1 – 4 GCSEs 9-1 including English & maths and Portfolio of Art & Design work

What you will study

  • Introduction to Materials, Processes & Skills
  • Introduction to Contextual Research
  • Introduction to Communication Skills
  • Solving 2D Creative Problems
  • Solving 3D Creative Problems
  • Solving Time-based Creative Problems
  • Art, Design & Media (Final Major Project)
  • Introduction to Materials, Processes & Technical Skills
  • Introduction to Contextual Research
  • Introduction to Drawing Skills
  • Introduction to Communication Skills
  • Solving 2D Creative Problems
  • Solving 3D Creative Problems
  • Solving Time-based Creative Problems
  • Developing a Personal Project (Final Major Project)
  • The Creative Process
  • Developing Creative Practice
  • Responding to a Set Brief
  • Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
  • Specialist Technical Skills Development
  • Specialist Creative Outcome

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Art and Design Foundation Diploma Level 3/4
  • Animation BA (Hons)

Careers

  • Web Designer
  • App Designer
  • Software Designer
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Game Designer
  • Animation Artist
Meet the team
NEWS:  
  •   Presenting Keira Heckman with her T&A Award   •   Winner! Keira Heckman – Star Student of the Year (over 16)   •   Congratulations Keira Heckman, T&A Education Awards Nominee
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