Course overviewThis exciting course is tailored for those who have a genuine interest in Games Design, Concept Art and Animation. It caters particularly for those who are aspiring game designers, digital concept artists, and 3D animators. The programme offers a thorough introduction to these exciting and rapidly developing areas of the design industry and enables you to make an informed and accurate progression choice, whether your next step is university or employment. The course is primarily aimed at people who have an interest and experience in using technology creatively and have some drawing experience and ability, both traditional and digital.
You will cover a range of units over a two year, full-time course. The course normally runs over three days within the college week. All students are expected to give significant time to their studies outside college. Real world work experience opportunities will be part of your programme as will independent study.
What else do I need to know?You will have the opportunity to take part in a number of educational visits to centres which in the past have included London, Manchester, Liverpool, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. You can visit local creative events, productions and exhibitions such as museum and gallery exhibitions, as well as appropriate cinema visits and industry focused lectures. The course offers opportunities to produce live project work in collaboration with local and national companies as and when appropriate and involvement in selected regional and national competitions is also encouraged. Work produced has included World Skills Competition, Newcastle Borough Council, Stoke Your Fires, Young Creative Chevrolet, and the college Christmas E card. Essential materials and equipment for the course includes basic traditional drawing equipment, a pen drive/ external hard disk, A3 or A4 sketchbooks. It is advantageous to have access to the Internet at home, a camera and/or a printer. On successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design Practice.
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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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