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Level 3

Creative Media Practice - Games Art and Animation


2 years


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023


Adult 19+

This course is ideal for anyone looking to be part of the exciting and fast growing games animation industry.

You will learn various art and animation techniques and apply these in the game making process.

This qualification is intended for students wanting to progress into the gaming industry and develop skills using art and animation techniques.

Additionally, the breadth of optional content in this qualification allows learners to widen their opportunities to progress to several different higher education courses.

Whilst on this course you will develop skills in problem solving, technical skills, professional practice, communication and being able to inform ideas.

You will complete practical assignments and develop your theory, skills and knowledge 100% internally assessed and through a portfolio of work.
Core Units will be:

  • Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills this includes an exploration of the fundamentals of creative media practice from a gaming art/animation perspective developing practical skills. You also undertake a art/animation project combining all your skills developed whilst taking this course.

  • Advanced Creative Practice this includes Personal progression which will help you to develop your understanding of this industry, employment roles and higher education routes within the gaming animation industry and other creative pathways.

3 days a week working in a designated art/animation classroom on site and also working virtually.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 4 (C) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

The primary focus of the Level 3 Games Art & Animation Pathway is to progress into employment and higher education across a range of roles within the industry. Jobs that are available in these areas include:

  • Game Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Lead Animator
  • 3D Artist/Animator
  • Concept Artist
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Where it can lead to
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.