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This vocational course is focused on helping you to develop a range of skills to serve the dynamic and fast-moving animation and VFX sector within the creative media industries, as well as giving you knowledge and understanding of the range of potential career paths that you could pursue upon graduation. There is a strong focus on industry practice and learning how the animation and VFX industry works in the UK. You will be taught by former specialists in the field, including ex-Aardman employees, which will enhance your opportunities to learn about the possible career paths and the skills needed as a practitioner in the different areas.
What do I need to join?
Five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English and Maths. Mature applicants will be considered based on their individual merit. All applicants need to bring a portfolio of creative work to their interview and must successfully complete a college taster day.
Maths & English
A key requirement for obtaining many jobs is to achieve a good standard of English and maths. Therefore, learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (C) in these subjects will be enrolled on either a GCSE or Functional Skills course alongside their main study programme.
All students complete a work placement each year; in the first year, you will work with others to produce a media product for a client, and in the second year, you will negotiate your own placement or participate in a selection process for placements with local media employers.
What can I do next?
It is expected that students from this course will be suitably prepared for entry-level employment within the creative industries, though most will progress onto the BA (Hons) Degree in Animation and/or VFX and move into working life from there.
Course information last updated: Friday 30th July 2021 @ 8.30am (2 days ago)