Course Details

  • Covering all aspects of art and animation in the digital industries, this Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technologies is an ideal course for anyone brimming with artistic talent and creative ideas. It will help you develop all the skills and techniques required by this constantly growing industry.

    You’ll be working to industry standards and using the same software and tools that’s commonplace in this sector, as well as exploring new and developing technologies in art and design. From digital photography pieces to marketing materials for advertising campaigns, you’ll be using live briefs to build projects from start to finish, developing research, creative, and communication skills along the way.

    Looking at traditional, 2D and stop-motion animation, digital painting and concept art, visual FX and compositing, and motion graphics, you’ll experiment across a number of different platforms and really explore what each role in this industry entails.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes

  • Across this two-year course, you’ll be assessed on 13 different units and a final project. This will through a variety of methods, including traditional research, problem solving tasks and practical assignments, as well as using modern technology like audio recordings and screen capturing to check you’re learning the relevant skills and techniques.

  • There are several different pathways you can take after completing this Level 3 Diploma in Digital Art and Animation. You may want to move onto a foundation degree at The Manchester College or other related degree, in a subject like Animation, Graphic Design, or Visual FX.

    Or, you could look at higher, degree level apprenticeships and develop your skills further in the working world. With a solid knowledge and relevant abilities learnt from the course, you could also jump straight into any one of number of careers in the creative media industry, including animation, production design, art direction or storyboard art.

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  • If you’re 16-18 years old, without other Level 3 qualifications, you won’t have to pay tuition fees for this course. There may also be funding available for those with other circumstances or those over 19.

    Tuition fees and funding can be a little confusing, which is why we’ve put together a dedicated finance page to help you understand all your options. You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government, and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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