Comments about Course - BTEC National Diploma Game Design (Digital Animation, Character & Narrative Design and Interactive Media) - At the institution - Westminster - Greater London
Duration of course:
Two years - 3 days per week.
What does it include?
On this course you will develop your visual design skills by learning design methods and techniques and use them to produce animation work in relation to the games industry. Using an ethos of professional practice you will learn the fundamental principles of animation, narrative and character design by following challenging project briefs.
Your projects will involve working individually and as part of a team so that you will learn about professional production practice. You will use professional industry standard software such as 3D StudioMX to learn 3D digital animation for on platform, environment and character design. You will be taught by experienced and dedicated lecturers and technicians who currently work within the interactive media industry.
Your learning will take place in our purpose built digital media design studios that have been awarded Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) status by the Learning & Skills Council.
We believe that supporting you so that you can pursue a future in design is important, so the course will include helping you to improve and develop your communication skills with additional Key Skills qualification study. You will receive group and individual tutorial support to keep you on track and if needed additional learning support is available.
Where does it lead?
When students successfully complete this course they have the opportunity to progress onto an HE qualification course to develop their design skills in greater depth and equip them with the relevant knowledge and production skills needed to pursue University study or career opportunities in information & graphic design for advertising, website and interactive media as well as digital animation or games design.
What do I need to get onto it?
Entry onto the course is by interview. You will need to bring with you some examples of your work that you would like to talk about, a reference from school or college and your National Record of Achievement. At interview you should demonstrate potential to benefit from this course. Ideally you will have 4 GCSEs at grade C including English Language or the equivalent level 2 vocational qualification at Merit grade.