Digital Art & Animation for Film, VFX and Games

Extended Diploma Creative & Digital Media

Course Details

Extended Diploma
Subject Area
Creative & Digital Media
Age Group
16 - 18

City Campus Manchester
(Full Time - 2 years)

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If you are looking for a career in the creative and digital sector which is focused on the production of Digital Art & Animation for Film, Video FX and Games then this course will give you the skills you'll need to succeed. The skills covered by the course have been chosen to reflect the demands of working in Digital Art & Animation for Film, Video FX and Games. We've put employment-focused skills at the heart of the course so you can confidently apply for creative and production jobs straight after leaving College.

These are the areas covered in this course:

• Media Production methods and techniques
• Audience Research
• Images manipulation
• Video and sound editing
• Graphic Design for media production and branding
• Digital Illustration
• Digital Concept Art production for film, games and media
• 3D Modelling for film and games production
• Texturing 3D models for Film and Game production
• Film FX production (Green screen, Camera tracking and compositing)

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

Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

The course is assessed through written reports, blogs and diaries, sketchbooks, portfolio development, image creation, design solutions, audio-visual recordings, one to one feedback and interviews.
There are no formal examinations connected to this course. Students overall grade will come from the final project assessed by tutors and moderated by the exam board at the end of each year.

Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship. Click Here to explore courses and apply.

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Creative & Digital Media

In a subject area that covers an incredible range of topics and disciplines – from animation and photography to directing videos and designing video games – you’ll never be stuck for choice in a future career.

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