West Thames College London

Animation and Games Design - Level 3

This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and reflects a growing interest in games design and animation – digital, cgi or traditional stop-motion. It is designed to enable you to progress to university and develop your expertise in preparation for a career in the industry. The course makes use of London's great resources with visits to industry shows, theatres, films and museums.

See more of our animation showreels by visiting vimeo.com/wtc

Key course features

Qualification:

UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Interactive Media)

Level: Level 3

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 06 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Advanced graphic design students who want to go on to higher education or a career in games design, animation or both.

About the course

You will work in our amazing new multimedia suites, gaining experience in 3D modelling, rigging, level design, asset and character development and introductory programming. You will use industry standard software including Maya, Mudbox, Unity, After Effects and Photoshop. We believe that students need to be engaged in every aspect of this subject and foster imaginative skills to feed back to their design work – and we also want the course to be fun! The course is taught by industry professional animation and games design lecturers.

You will study:

  • Visual recording in art and design
  • Materials, techniques and processes in art and design
  • Ideas and concepts in art and design
  • Communication through art and design
  • Contextual influences in art and design
  • Image manipulation using computer applications
  • Typefaces and letter forms
  • 3D animation
  • 2D animation production
  • Computer game engines.

In the second year you will work on your own projects, developing games elements and animated sequences.

This flexible approach builds a solid foundation for further study or employment, while enabling you to develop a specialised programme of study according to your own interests. Your student learning adviser will guide and support you throughout your course and in the second year you will receive guidance for applications to university.

This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.

Additional opportunities

We make use of London's great resources with visits to industry shows, theatres, films and museums, and you will showcase your work during our Creative Arts Festival.

How will I be assessed?

The course is continuously assessed throughout the two years. In the final term of the course a final major project is assessed, examined and assessed externally.

Where next?

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Higher National Diploma (HND) or BA (Hons) degree at university, or relevant employment.

Entry requirements

4 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 or a merit or distinction at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths. We will ask to see a portfolio of your work when you come to college for your interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.

Fees
This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Soundbite

  1. Hamid Ibrahim

    Level 3 Animation & Games Design

    Hamid Ibrahim

    "All of the course has been good but I'm really enjoying my final major project. I've taken an image of myself and turned it into a dragon. The project includes everything I've learnt and it's a good feeling to see it finished."

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