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.
Qualification: Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Interactive Media)
Level: Level 3
Start Date: 06 September 2017
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:
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.
4 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
"I would definitely recommend this course if you're someone who likes the practical aspects of filming and making productions. When I started the course I was anxious and thought, can I do this? but once I started, I began learning and acquiring new skills and knowledge."
Jim Jenkins specialises in production at West Thames College, after working many years in the media industry. Jim worked on hundreds of live shows and corporate films, contributing his varied skills in video, staging, lighting, sound and projection.