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Games, Animation and Visual Effects

About the Industry

Alongside Japan and the USA, people in Britain are the biggest consumers of video games in the world. In fact, there are around 36.4 million gamers in the UK. The UK industry is worth almost £4.5 billion and sales for games were greater than the video and music markets in 2016. There are a huge variety of talent and skills that contribute to the industry. Illustration, games design, coding and visual effects are just a few examples of career pathways available in this sector. Technology has never been more sophisticated, and with constant innovation and advancement, there is a real need for talented individuals with the right skills to keep the industry on top.

This course is offered at levels: 1, 2, 3


Duration: Various Start Date: 02/09/2019 Study Mode: Full-Time Location: Chaffron Way Campus Fees: If you are over 19+ then please contact us for more information.

What will I do?

This course covers all the fundamental skills required to be successful in this industry. You can expect to cover art, animation, visual effects, games design, principles of 3D design, maths and product programming and gain knowledge of how the respective industries work. You will develop sophisticated technical skills and project and production management, as well as gain valuable work experience. You will have the opportunity to attend gaming expos, The Harry Potter Studio tour, listen to expert guest speakers, and many more trips of this nature. Specific units include Fundamental Product Programming Skills, Visual effects (VFX) Fundamentals, 3D Tools, among others.

What's next?

If you know your video games like the back of your hand, are interested in their design, animation and production, have artistic flair and tech savviness, you can turn passion and skill into a career. Expert teachers with industry knowledge will provide you with an insight into the ins and outs of the sector and will help you kick start your career through live projects and contact with real games production companies to enable you to make your mark in the industry early on.

Is it for me?

On successful completion of this course you can progress onto a range of Higher Education opportunities, including HNC/HND courses offered at the College. You could also progress onto university, specialising in animation, games design or more relevant options. Alternatively you may choose to start an Apprenticeship, or enter employment. Examples of roles include: production assistant, junior editor, or runner.

If you are aiming towards studying at Level 3, you will need at least four GCSEs at minimum grade 4/C, including English and Maths. However, these requirements and any others specific to the course will be discussed at interview.

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