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Art & Design (Video Game Characters) UAL Level 2 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

The UAL Level 2 Diploma in Video Game Characters is a fast paced practical, work-related course. You will learn cutting edge, industry standard skills by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course has been written and developed for students interested in becoming character artists in Games (and or Movies). As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop the skills you need to progress to either seek employment or progress on to University. The course runs for one year full time.

Course content

You will gain a valuable insight into the world of a Character Artist, which will include: Imaging Traditional Sketching, Developing Creativity, Idea Generation, Digital Drawing/Painting, 3D Modelling, 3D Sculpting, Character Rigging and Animation. You will also be completing live briefs and building a professional portfolio as well as using and developing skills in the latest industry standard software.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 3 GCSEs at Grade D or a level 1 equivalent qualification in a relevant subject and a demonstrated interest in the area or relevant work experience with a portfolio of Art/Design work including Sketches or Photoshop Work.

All students aged 16-18 without GCSE English and maths at C or above will work towards these qualifications while on their course.

You must bring a portfolio/sketchbook of observational sketches to your interview.

Future opportunities

Video Game Characters Level 3

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The Arts Centre is located in Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter. This striking Georgian district stretches from the Anglican Cathedral to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and includes a wealth of cultural venues including the Philharmonic Hall, both Unity and Everyman Theatres and some of the best hotels and restaurants the City has to offer. The Arts Centre is centrally located and is within a five-ten minute walk of Liverpool's bus and train stations.

      This campus has established itself as the leading arts teaching and learning institution on Merseyside, providing students with first class creative and digital facilities including specialist arts, drawing, painting and sculpting studios and technical facilities, state of the art design workshops, industry standard recording studios, premier dance and drama facilities, first-class photography work rooms and modern fashion and multimedia studios.

      The City of Liverpool College is a founder college of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and a lead provider of Fashion courses in the region.