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Art and Design: Creative Design for Animation and Game, UAL Extended Diploma
What will I do on this study programme?
The Art and Design UAL Extended Diploma focuses on animation and video games – officially the fastest-growing medium in the media industry. You’ll learn the skills needed to thrive in this exciting new environment and study individual products, as well as how the animation and game industry operates and functions.
The course is tailor-made to focus on the skills and knowledge that can make you an effective and productive member of the animation and games industries. It explores a wide range of topics, including 2D artwork; character, creature and environment design; 3D character, environment and prop modelling; rigging; animation; lighting; rendering; digital painting; game design; storyboarding and narrative.
You’ll also understand how these skills are used in the industries and how they interact with each another.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through practical projects in studios and workshops and written assignments.
What options do I have after successfully completing?
You could progress to a degrees in computer animation, video games development, character concepts or art and design, or choose the Game and Animation Production Foundation Degree at University College Weston.
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C and above, including English and an art-related subject, and a strong portfolio of work. You’ll also be asked to attend an interview.
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What Our Students Say
Austyn Harling, Media Production
“This course allowed me to be creative and have fun while learning”
Course: Media Production
What next? Austyn plans to specialise in an area of media production.