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VFX and Animation (Film and Games) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Amersham and Wycombe College

Course description

This course is aimed at individuals wishing to pursue a career in the Film, Games & TV industries. You can learn the specialist skillsets to work in any of the above sectors in the entertainment industries. So if you fancy a job as a concept artist, VFX artist, 3D animator, motion capture artist, CG specialist or working in the creative/visual area of games development then this is the course for you.

Course content

Course Content includes:
First year:
Pre-Production – Research, Planning & Concept Design
Production – 3D modelling, texture creation, rigging, animation, sound VFX & render pipeline
Post – Production –Sound & sequence editing, Title sequence Render editing
Year 1 course = 90 credit Diploma
Year 2 course = a further 90 credits providing in total a 180 credit Extended Diploma

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's at Grade C or above one of which must be English or Maths OR successful completion of a Level 2 qualification including a pass at English and Maths. You should have a creative portfolio demonstrating traditional or digital drawing skills.


Assessment is based on both practical and written assignments delivered over a modulated system based on three sections: Pre-Production, Production & Finally Post-Production. This culminates with a final End of Year Show where students get the opportunity to present their work to both public & industry sectors.



Financial information

Although optional, students should think about the possibility of having the use of either a laptop or desktop (PC) which is capable of running the 3D software required for this course. You will be eligible for free downloads from the manufacturers for most of the specialist software we run on this course.

Future opportunities

The course will help you to develop the fundamental skills and qualifications required to enter either our very own course in Animation & VFX at Lvl 4, 5, 6 whilst also giving you the very real possibility to enter directly into industry through a chosen pathway with our industry contacts


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Amersham and Wycombe College directly.

Last updated date: 18 January 2016
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