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Model Making for Film and Television Extended Diploma Level 3 Year 1 at West Suffolk College

Course description

Is it your dream design and build crazy creatures and stunning space craft that will wow, fascinate and scare millions? Then this unique course is for you. For two years you will focus on the design and fabrication of props, models and special effects for the entertainment industry.


Course content

This is a unique course at this level. It will be an incredible two years of creativity and skill development. The course explores three-dimensional design and making skills for models of fantasy architecture, mask manufacture, puppetry, character creation, props, vehicles and out-of-this-world environments. This will involve skills in idea creation, design development, sculpture in various materials and final filming/effects techniques.

There will be various trips locally, nationally and internationally (TBC).

There are no written exams and students will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work.

The course is structured to offer an equal quantity of individual projects and production practice on a wide range of internal productions and external commissions.

Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.


Entry requirements

Initially applicants will be invited to visit West Suffolk College for an interview. It will be important to bring as many examples of creative work, references and certificates at this stage. Applicants will need a minimum of four GCSE's Grade C or above.


Future opportunities

Students on this course have a great record of progressing to university degree courses and employment. The UAL Level 3 qualifications all carry the same UCAS points as equivalent A-levels. Art universities respond incredibly favourably to Extended Diplomas as they know that they have been delivered within a specialist Art School environment with specialist Lecturers.

Last year, 82 per cent of students progressed to university and 18 per cent were successful in finding employment. Students who decide not to progress to university generally undertake trainee employment positions within the creative industries. We have an outstanding track record of our students having amazing careers and fulfilling their dreams.

Successful students progressing from our Level 3 courses will be guaranteed an offer on the BA (hons) Graphic Design and Communication or BA (hons) Applied Interior Design here at The University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Suffolk College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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