Learners must take 18 credits from the Mandatory Graded group and the remaining 27 credits from the Optional Graded group. 3 credits must be taken from the Mandatory Ungraded group and 12 credits from the Optional Ungraded group.
Why choose this qualification?
The diploma allows learners to undertake study related to animation and VFX. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes within the sector. Many learners join these types of degrees after following A level study, so the diploma will place the Access to HE learners on a level with those who have followed A level studies.
Learners will complete mandatory units which cover the fundamentals of 2D and 3D animation which provide an important introduction to the programme. They will be able to research an area of interest to them in more depth. Optional units include: 3D Environments, 3D Sculpting, Advanced 3D Modelling, Anatomy for Character Creation, Concept Art and Digital Graphics, Game Engines for Animation, Introduction to 3D Modelling, Motion Capture, Post Production, Sound for Animation, Stop Motion Animation, The Animation Industry and VFX.
Ungraded units include units which will support access to higher education whilst supporting study and personal skills.