Course overviewThis full time, two-year programme is perfect if you want to move into a career within the creative industries. This practical, animation and concept art course will give you a wide variety of real skills used within the industry. This drawing heavy course will teach you many practical skills, including: Digital Concept Art, Digital Animation, Figure Studies, 3D Modelling and Animation, Traditional Art Application, Character Design, Storyboarding, Traditional Animation and Stopmotion Animation. You will learn how use Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Toonboom Harmony and Dragonframe as well as have practical sessions in traditional drawing. These practical skills will be backed up with sessions in ideas generation and Art Theory. Students from this course have gone on to have successful careers within the industry at companies like Weta Digital, ILM and The Frame Store and have even won Oscars for animation at Disney. This course is the start of your journey into the world of animation, character design and concept art.
What else do I need to know?Animation students need to have patience as projects can take time and may involve many contributors. Having good drawing skills and an interest in storytelling are an absolute must. We will help you develop your digital skills and advise you on the multitude of career options here at college.
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College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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