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Creative Media Production (Animation) Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

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This course will give you a broad knowledge of animation techniques allowing you to build a diverse portfolio of work to enable your progress to higher education or employment.


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Course content

  • digital 2D animation
  • traditional 2D animation
  • 3D animation (CGI)
  • stop-motion animation
  • filmmaking and visual effects
  • character design & concept development
  • storyboarding
  • software applications including Adobe Creative Suite & Final Cut Pro
  • script writing & narrative development
  • film & animation
  • cultural/contextual theory
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above, including maths and English, or
  • Creative Digital Media Production Level 2 Extended Certificate plus maths and English at grade four/grade C or above, or equivalent
  • you will be asked to provide evidence of your ability in the subject which could be in the form of a portfolio
  • successful attendance at interview event


  • practical tasks and supporting written material

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • higher education at university or college, including our BA (Hons) Digital Animation at University Centre Southend

Further information

  • visit museums, galleries, production studios and universities
  • opportunity to take part in a study visits to animation/film festivals
  • opportunity to attend overseas residential trips - past trips include Paris, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo
  • enter films in competitions and submit work to a number of companies

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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