This two-year course for students aged 16-18 is equivalent to 3 A Levels and reflects a growing interest in games design and animation – digital, cgi or traditional stop-motion. It is designed to enable you to progress to university and develop your expertise in preparation for a career in the industry. The course makes use of London's great resources with visits to industry shows, theatres, films and museums.
You will work in our amazing new multimedia suites, gaining experience in 3D modelling, rigging, level design, asset and character development and introductory programming. You will use industry standard software including Maya, Mudbox, Unity, After Effects and Photoshop. We believe that students need to be engaged in every aspect of this subject and foster imaginative skills to feed back to their design work – and we also want the course to be fun! The course is taught by industry professional animation and games design lecturers.
You will study:
In the second year you will work on your own projects, developing games elements and animated sequences.
This flexible approach builds a solid foundation for further study or employment, while enabling you to develop a specialised programme of study according to your own interests. Your student learning adviser will guide and support you throughout your course and in the second year you will receive guidance for applications to university.
This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.
4 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 or a merit or distinction at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths. We will ask to see a portfolio of your work when you come to college for your interview.
Isleworth, TW7 4HS
Free for 16-19 year olds
West Thames College
Duration: 1 year
Other regulated/accredited qualification
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