3D Modelling & Animation Weymouth College

Accredited by: Pearson Education Ltd

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.

This course follows the Pearson HND/HNC Diploma in Creative Media Production (QCF) (which will be the title of the final award given to students on this course).

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    2 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1 - Mandatory Core Units: Contextual Studies for Creative Media Production, Research Techniques for Creative Media Production Specialist Units: Practical Skills for Computer Game Animation, Computer Game Studies, Drawing Techniques for Computer Game Concept Art, Music and Sound for Computer Games, Animation Techniques, 3D Computer Game Engines Year 2 - Mandatory Core Units Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation, Special Subject Investigation for Creative Media Production Specialist Units: 2D Digital Graphics for Computer Games, CGI Rendering and Lighting for Computer Games, 3D Modelling for Computer Games, 3D Environments for Computer Games, 3D Animation for Computer Games, 3D Character Animation for Computer Games

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.


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 12Q2
Institution code W66
Campus name Main Site

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points A minimum of 48 UCAS Points required
A level A* - D
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma D*D*D* - PPP
Access to HE Diploma D: credits
M: credits
P: credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma Considered

Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age. Applications are welcomed from candidates with a subject-specific Level 3 course such as a National Subsidiary/Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Level, Access to Higher Education Course, or a work-based course, such as NVQ 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship with a minimum 48 UCAS points achieved. Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.weymouth.ac.uk/course/?id=1060

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Interview with portfolio

Portfolio

Interview with portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,750 Year 1
EU £5,750 Year 1
International £5,750 Year 1
England £5,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,750 Year 1
Scotland £5,750 Year 1
Wales £5,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional Course Costs Additional costs include £5 refundable HE Centre pass, a £24 College parking permit if applicable. *Note – All costs may be subject to change and may vary dependent on place of purchase.