Animation and Games Design - Level 3 Extended Diploma

Start Date: 8 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers (16-18)

About The Course

This course will introduce you to both traditional and digital techniques for the games, animation and VFX industry. You will use current games engine technology, such as Unreal Engine 4, to design 2D & 3D playable games, draw concept art of characters, environments and objects. You will learn how to create 3D assets using Maya, 3DS Max and Blender, develop your storytelling skills and apply them to 2D animation projects. You will be at the forefront of new innovative techniques, learning how to generate original ideas to present to industry.

Our King's Cross Centre is fully equipped with the latest state-of-the-art facilities, including high-spec Alienware computer suites, industry software, traditional drawing tools, sound and recording studios, replicating the workplace for your studies.

What Will I Study?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • Research techniques
  • Contextual Studies
  • Sound Design
  • Drawing
  • Concept Art
  • Animation
  • Games Engine Technology
  • 3D Modelling

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above)
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them. We encourage you to bring several examples of your creative work.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio.

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Arts, or to pursue employment in the animation, Games Design, VFX and Media industry.


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