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Games Design and Animation Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

This course will allow you the opportunity to realise your creativity in the exciting world of Games Design and Animation. You will be able to explore your creative potential in a hands on environment using the powerful Apple Suite and using a range of dynamic software applications.

From Pen and Paper to Mouse and Screen you will be designing and creating 3D models and environments, animating your own characters and navigating through your own interactive worlds.

You will be able to create cutting edge digital illustrations to make exciting concept art and engaging graphic narratives. The course will allow you to tackle motion graphics and video effects. Also boost your web skills developing interactive applications and online games.

You will also participate in structured drawing development, research and analytical aspects of the course as well as receiving regular tutorials to support your work.

Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 3 will be the development of personal, social and enterprise skills to enable progression to higher levels of study or employment.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills in English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade A* - C or equivalent. You will also need to present a satisfactory portfolio or related artwork such as character design or storyboards.


Coursework is assessed continuously and a final major project assessed by exhibition. An experimental approach to a wide range of design problems is encouraged. Work is project based starting with research and design development leading towards final design solutions. As the work progresses it becomes more applied and you will be expected to rely more on your own initiative. You will work with skilled and experienced tutors who have a long history of success in placing students both in higher education and industry.

Future opportunities

You could progress on to a 2 year Foundation Degree or 3 year BA Hons Degree course in an appropriate subject. Employment opportunities in Games Design and Animation include: Concept Artist , Games Designer, Games Animator, Web Design, Flash Animator, Interactive Designer, 3D Modeling, 3D Environment Designer, Interface designer, Video compositor (special effects), 2D Animator and Graphic Designer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mid Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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