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Art & Design (Animation), Award
This Art, Design & Media (Animation) Level 1 course is for students over the age of 19 and is designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of animation in the context of media and design. Students will learn how to use digital tools to create simple animations, as well as develop an understanding of the creative processes involved in animation production. The course includes both practical and theoretical components, allowing students to develop their skills and knowledge in a supportive and creative environment.
Throughout the course, students will be introduced to a range of techniques, including storyboarding, character design, and basic animation principles such as timing and keyframing. They will also learn about the history of animation and its role in contemporary media and design. The course is taught by experienced artists and educators who will provide guidance and support throughout the creative process.
You’ll also have the opportunity to exhibit at our end-of-year art show.
By the end of the course, students will have developed a range of practical skills, including the ability to create simple animations and an understanding of the creative processes involved in animation production. Students will also understand the history and cultural significance of animation, and its role in contemporary media and design.
This course is suitable for beginners with no previous experience in animation, as well as those who have some experience and want to develop their skills further. It is a great opportunity to explore a new medium, unleash your creativity, and develop a new hobby or passion. On successful completion of the Level 1 you could progress onto the Level 2, this Award builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Level 1 Award and covers more advanced techniques and concepts in animation. This course may also be useful for those pursuing a career in the creative industries, such as animation production, advertising, or game design.
You will be introduced to the world of CGI; the class will act as initial experience of CGI and activities are intended to provide you with an early test of your commitment and interest in the subject. It also provides an opportunity for you to explore and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for progression within the game and animation industry and relevant education pathways.
Assessment is based on the completion of practical assignments and a written evaluation. Students will be required to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their practical skills and understanding of the theoretical concepts covered in the course.
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