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Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) Pearson BTEC HNC (part-time)

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Creative Media Production (Visual Effects) will enable students to develop knowledge and awareness of key aspects of Creative Media Production. The course is a broad introduction to the subject area and affords the student opportunity to develop 2D and 3D digital skills for character animation and interface design. You will work in purpose built studios equipped with industry standard software tools, for example: Adobe Animate, Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya and Maxon Cinema 4D, Unity and Unreal. On completion of the HNC you will have the opportunity to progress to  the HND in Creative Media Production.

Full-time

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 32-48 UCAS points with some art, design and media element OR
  • Art & Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma OR
  • Art & Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-Degree) OR
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualification

Entry is subject to a successful interview, where you will be asked to bring along a portfolio of your existing work. Applicants from A-Level courses displaying high levels of creativity will also be considered. We welcome applications from mature students who will considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

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.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through one externally set and externally assessed unit, seven internally assessed units through practical project work.

Qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production (Visual Effects)
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 PAS3. Visit www.ucas.com or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 7 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Please note: You will be required to attend college 2 days per week (days to be confirmed)

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 21/09/2020 £2947.50 per year Cauldwell Street L1669

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