NSCG | A Level Animation
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Course overview

Could you tell a story using moving image, drawing and illustration? This new course will introduce you to key principles in Animation via practical demonstration and group work. You will learn about the work of leading industry figures from Disney to Miyazake and will explore a range of techniques. These will include illustration, model based animation, timelapse and digital.

What else do I need to know?

The final A level certification you will receive is entittled Art and Design: Graphic Communication. This means that you cannot study Graphic Design as a separate subject.

What are the entry requirements?

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above including maths and English Language, in subjects relevant to your A Level or A+ Programme subject choices.

How is it assessed?

You will receive feedback every day on your work, including peer feedback. There well be regular written feedback to help you improve. The course is formally graded in year 2 via two extended coursework units. The first is negotiated with your tutor based on an area of interest to you and includes an extended essay (60%). The second is again coursework based, following starting points set by the exam board EDUQAS (40%).

Progression to year 2 will be dependent on successful completion of the first year taking into account Internal Progression Examination results and the Key Assessment Profile throughout the first year.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

An A level in Animation (Graphic Communication), can give you points to take forward for an HE application in Creative subjects and give you transferable skills to use in any number of workplace scenarios. The UK's computer games industry is a major employer of graduate Animators and Games Designers, as are the Film and SFX industry.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Subject Leader Simon Jones by emailing: simon.jones@nscg.ac.uk

Creative Arts, Film & Media

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