UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Creative Media Production (Animation and Motion Graphics)

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Course summary

You will study the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Animation and Motion Graphics and this will equip you with the skills you need to bring your ideas and your creativity to life. If you want to make your artwork move, this is the course for you! Through a series of challenging practical briefs, workshops and seminars, you will master the skills needed to make a big splash in the exciting and rewarding world of Animation and Motion Graphics. To meet increased industry demand for multidisciplinary practitioners this course has been developed to provide emerging designers with the range of skills and experience needed to continue in Higher Education and ultimately build a successful career. Students on the course have the opportunity to study both traditional and digital animation techniques and will be encouraged to develop their skills in drawing and illustration, creative writing and storytelling, storyboarding, character design, model-making, 2d motion and timing and compositing.

Course details


Examples of current modules- Collaborative Project (Pearson-set) This unit is designed to develop interdisciplinary collaboration and creative engagement following a Pearson-set theme. The unit focuses upon the students’ engagement with the wider community and provides a platform to explore collaborative working practices within creative media production. Students will have the opportunity to work in small groups, work with external partners or collaborate as an entire cohort to undertake creative media production work as part of a shared experience. Personal Professional Development The aim of this unit is to support students in making the transition from study to employment or freelance work. In previous study (Unit 3: Professional Practice) students explored the broad areas of professional practice within creative media production, and preparing for employment. Building upon this, students will now apply their skills and knowledge to the development of a strategy for their future career, whether in employment or self-employed. Advanced Motion Graphics Studies This unit explores the role of motion graphics within the media industry, relating similar and existing products to an applied motion graphics design process through close consultation with a client. Students will work through a professional design process using industry-standard assets and equipment, and practise production techniques. Marketing and Promotion Throughout this unit, you will be able to analyse the market situation in order to plan, develop and implement a marketing strategy to achieve specific objectives. Advanced Animation Through this unit, students will learn the process of animating characters and scenes. They will explore the development of body and facial animations of characters for cinema, television and entertainment. Students will engage with the different processes and stages of creating animations. Social Media Practice This unit explores this new cultural ecosystem, where we use new practices of communication and social interaction through social media. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to analyse a market to plan and develop strategic communication campaigns through social media. Branding and Identity This unit aims to give opportunities for you to develop your knowledge and application of branding and identity through understanding the relationship between social, cultural and historical contexts. You will explore why branding is important, how successful companies have established their identity and how this relates to their core values.

Assessment method

100% Coursework and portfolio based

How to apply

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City Campus Manchester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

HNC in Creative Media Production in Motion Graphics or relevant pathway in this programme.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

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Fees and funding

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Provider information

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UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

Clearing contact details

UCEN Manchester Clearing

0161 674 7777

Additional information

Monday-Thursday= 8.30am -4.30pm Friday= 8.30am -4.00pm August 15th= 7.30am-6.00pm

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team

03333 222 444

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Creative Media Production (Animation and Motion Graphics) at UCEN Manchester - UCAS