• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

If you want to practice a variety of techniques normally reserved for Hollywood films and why things happen the way they do in such a diverse industry this course is right for you! Through a variety of practical projects you will learn how to create 2D Animations, 3D Motion Graphics, Visual Effects in film and Stop Motion Animation.

You will be taught by industry specialists and go on trips to further your studies. To accompany you throughout all stages of the course you will have access to a range of professional media/ film equipment including the current professional grade software. You will have Access to our Green Screen room and have the freedom to create your own 2D/ 3D sets!

Here at Doncaster College you can explore your inner digital artist.

 

Level
Level 3
Duration
1 or 2 years full-time
Awarding Body
UAL
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course is delivered through a series of 8 units, each with their own set of assignments.

All Assignments are graded on the quality of the portfolio and product – You do not sit an exam!

Units 1-3: You will be creating visual effects projects and exploring roles in the sector. Within this you will cover the theoretical links to audience, while practicing research techniques to structure your idea into a feasible product. Workshops are held to allow you to practice with equipment and build production skills.

Units 4-7: You will develop your skills further through the creation of 2D animations & stop motion, you can also expect to be exploring the context of Hollywood and Animation.

From the skills you have acquired in Units 1-7:

Unit 8: Grants you the freedom to choose something you would like to make for the final major project. This is often inspired by a project you have enjoyed the most from the year so you can explore it further in the final major project!

All Assignments are graded on the quality of the portfolio and product – You do not sit an exam!

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs grades C or above including English (or 4-9 ) and Maths at D or above (3-9)
  • or a First Diploma in Relevant Subject Level 2 at Merit
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

More about this course...

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Claire Perkins
01302 553819
getcreative@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs grades C or above including English (or 4-9 ) and Maths at D or above (3-9)
  • or a First Diploma in Relevant Subject Level 2 at Merit
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

 


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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