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Digital Design (Games, Art and Animation) BTEC HND (full-time)

  • L5
  • HE

The one year long Higher National Diploma in Digital Design will build upon your previous skills and knowledge of software such as: Adobe Animate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya, Maxon Cinema 4D, Unity and Unreal 4. This course also offers you the opportunity to explore 3D environment design for a VR experience and enables you to work with greater independence and autonomy. The Professional Practice and a knowledge of the industry will be a key feature of this HND. The course is supported by a series of workshops and offers cultural visits abroad to Berlin and Amsterdam. On completion of the course you can progress to a BA (Hons), or work in the industry.

Full-time

Entry requirements

To begin this course you will need a Higher National Certificate in an Art & Design subject, or relevant professional experience. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to present a portfolio of your creative work, including developmental worksheets or sketchbooks.

Course content

You will be introduced to animation principles, develop rig and animate character, investigate environmental designs (for animations or games), basic programming concepts as well as video editing. Students will be working to professional expectations within the course and will also undertake live project for external clients.

Modules may include:

  • Visual Communication in Art and Design
  • Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design
  • Professional Practice in art and Design
  • Project Design, Implementation and evaluation
  • Interactive Media Design and Prototyping
  • Animation Techniques for Interactive in Art and Design
  • 3D Computer Modelling and Animation
  • Computer Programming Principles
  • Interactive Media Technology
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • 2D, 3D and Time-Based Digital Applications
  • Digital Media in Art and Design
  • Digital Image Creation and Development
  • Drawing Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
  • Communication with Images in Art and Design.

Qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Digital Design)

Further study and career options

On completion of this course, you will be focused on gaining art development work within games or animation companies. This may be on a freelance basis or direct employment on long or short-term contracts. You will be working in the field of 3D modelling/animation as an animator, environmental artist, character artist, concept artist or other affiliated role. Graduates can work as animators, producers, modellers and effect designers working in TV, games, commercials and film.

Additional information

Example list of software that you will be exposed to on this course:

  • Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, Matchmover
  • Adobe; Photoshop, Illustrator, Aftereffects, Premier
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Unity

Additional costs

  • Resource fee of £150 to cover an animation related trip/visit and specialist animation paper.

To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code F4B3. Visit www.ucas.com or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Course Information & How to Apply

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at www.ucas.com. The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 19/09/2019 £5750 Cauldwell Street L1582

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