Weymouth College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

The Animation Industry

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Course summary

Computer animation is arguably the most successful application of digital technology in the creative sector. It provides an exciting, flexible medium for creating incredible films. It has revolutionised the world of special effects and is integral to the billion-dollar computer game industry. Interest in careers in 3D Modelling and Animation (especially as they apply to games) is high. The qualifications provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. This course is designed to present opportunities to students to work with a range of techniques and technologies, producing work for a variety of clients and platforms. This approach allows students to experiment in several diverse sectors of the creative industries and informs crucial individual decisions regarding further training, education or employment. Students will develop an array of academic, practical and interpersonal skills and undertake a substantial work placement project in an aspect of the industry of their choice, and as a result of this and other industry related tasks, they will come into contact with and work with local employers.


The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits. Year 1 Level 4 Module A: Process & Practice The learning and teaching for this module integrate Essential Content across two Assessment Units: A1: Concept & Development (85 credits) A2: Creative Project (35 credits) Year 2 Level 5 Module B: Professional Creative Practice The learning and teaching for this module integrate Essential Content across two Assessment Units: B1: Personal Professional Development (45 credits) B2: Professional Project (75 credits)

Assessment method

The course is predominantly assessed through the completion of assignment projects. Much of the study will require work outside of formal classes, so self-motivation and good time management skills are essential. As a guideline you are advised that a 15-credit unit approximates to a learning time of 150 hours.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6250 Year 1
International £6250 Year 1
England £6250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6250 Year 1
Scotland £6250 Year 1
Wales £6250 Year 1
Channel Islands £6250 Year 1

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The Animation Industry at Weymouth College - UCAS