NSCG | BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Animation and Concept Art
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Course overview

This exciting programme offers you a thorough introduction into animation in a variety of forms, including traditional modelling techniques as used by Wes Anderson and Aardman, as well as digital and hand rendered techniques. You will leave the course with a really varied portfolio of work supporting you in your next steps.

What else do I need to know?

Animation students need to have patience as projects can take time and may involve many contributors. Having good drawing skills and an interest in storytelling are an absolute must. We will help you develop your digital skills and advise you on the multitude of career options here at college.

What are the entry requirements?

Usually four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects that are relevant to the course you’d like to study, including maths and/or English. Alternatively, you’ll need a Level 2 Diploma with overall Merit in a relevant subject and maths and English at appropriate levels.

You will also be expected to bring examples of your artwork to interview to help staff assess your suitability for art and design based study. We will consider applications from students who have not taken an Arts GCSE if they have a good portfolio.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed at regular points throughout the year as you complete each task within a unit of study. You will receive formative written and verbal feedback from highly experienced course staff.

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?

Students on this programme can go on to study Animation and related subjects at HE level, or apply for a higher apprenticeship.

How do I find out more?

If you wish to find out more you can contact Mark Cruxton, Course Leader, by emailing: mark.cruxton@nscg.ac.uk

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