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Computer Animation and Games Level 3 Extended Diploma at Barnet and Southgate College

Course description

This course is designed for people who are interested in pursuing artistic careers in the following creative digital industries: * Computer Games Design & Development * Computer Generated Imagery & Visual Effects for Television & Film * 2D & 3D Animation for Games, Television & Film * Website and App Design & Development

Course content

The emphasis of this course is to provide an opportunity for those who have an interest in the development and design of games, animation, apps and the internet, to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding. It will include the development of strong visualisation techniques: and the use of a wide range of specialist computer software needed to produce 2D & 3D animations, computer generated imagery & visual effects, motion graphics, computer games and websites. This will be achieved through creative exploration of ideas & concepts and professional practice in 18 modules covering Computer Animation, Games & Web Design. Learners will also develop their skills in career progression by working on their Functional Skills or GCSE's in Maths &/or English, as well as taking part in vital employability and work experience projects.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's grade A* - C preferably including English, Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and/or English Or Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media (Distinction or Merit) Or Level 2 Diploma in Creative IT (Distinction or Merit) Or Level 2 Diploma in another relevant subject area (Distinction or Merit)


Assessment is formative and coursework is assessed throughout the year.

Financial information

Many materials will be provided but it is advisable to invest in a selection of media storage equipment and materials so that you can continue your work outside of the studios.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of year 1 of the course, students may progress to year 2 of the course. On successful completion of year 2 of the course, students will be hold a suitable qualification to progress to Higher Education courses such as HND's, Foundation Degrees or BA(hons).

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 January 2016