Animation, Games & Visual FX - Level 3 (Full-Time)

Level 3 - A Level or BTEC National or IB or NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent

Subject Area Art and Design

School Creative and Digital Technologies

Attendance Full-Time

Overview

This is a specialist course which will help you develop your skills in digital design. Diplomas are an alternate route into higher education or employment and boast a strong industry focus.

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: September 2018. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 12 Months
Venue: Mandela Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This course is ideal if you are looking for a practical, challenging and career-focussed alternative to A levels.

It is suitable for anyone who would like to progress to Higher Education with a view to pursuing a career in the Creative Media industries.

Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course, you will gain an 90 Credit Diploma in Art & Design  (Interactive Media), awarded by Edexcel.

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.

Post

You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
FREEPOST NT920
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7SA

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

You will study:

  • Traditional Art & Design skills
  • Image Manipulation
  • Concept Art and Illustration
  • Games Design
  • Interface & Web Design
  • Storyboarding
  • 3D, 2D and Stop Motion Animation
  • Digital Video Production
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Contextual Influences 

Your course also includes GCSE or Functional Skills if needed in English and or Maths. Possessing these skills will help you to progress in education, training and employment and make a positive contribution in the community in which you live and work.

As well as GCSE & Functional Skills being embedded into all aspects of your course you will receive a dedicated lesson to enable you to develop your skills in the relevant subject area.

Learning Methods

The course centres on a programme of assignments designed to put your skills to the test.

Teaching is mainly through practical projects, small group work, lectures and private study.

As well as developing your specialist skills you will learn how to research, evaluate and present your ideas clearly, and to solve problems with creativity, adopting a professional approach to your work.

Assessment Methods

You will put together a portfolio of work, evidencing the units of the qualification, which is internally assessed and externally moderated as the course progresses.

Progression Opportunities

Previous students from this course have progressed to careers in Web Design, Animation, Games and Graphic Design.

Career Opportunities

Previous students have persued careers in Animation, Motion Graphics and Web Design.

Entry Requirements

You must have completed your compulsory school education and should have achieved at least one of the following:

  • 5 GCSEs A-C
  • A BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design
  • An Intermediate GNVQ in Art and Design
  • An alternative equivalent qualification at the appropriate level

If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 5.5 or above. In addition to this, you will also need to bring with you to interview a portfolio of relevant project work.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Please call (0191) 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk to confirm the fee for this course.

This course is free if you are aged 16-19 and a full time student with us.

Please note: this applies to UK/EU citizens only. If you are an international student (from outside the EU) please contact our International Office for information on course and other costs. Tel +44 191 226 6323 or email international@ncl-coll.ac.uk

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.