This two year course will give you the entry-level skills you need to work in the Games, Animation and Visual Affects (VFX) industries. The Sheffield College (one of only 8 colleges in the UK working with NextGen) has collaborated with employers to identify the skills that are crucial in these fast moving digital industries. You will develop technical, artistic, maths and programming skills that are vital to the successful creation of any game, animation or visual effects sequence. Over two years, students will build specialist portfolios relevant to industry needs and as preparation for either working in these sectors or as a progression to higher education or higher apprenticeships.
The course is assessed through a series of assignments including:
The course will support your career and help prepare you for a wide range of potential jobs in creative and digital media. You'll leave with both essential skills and a strong portfolio that demonstrates your potential, whether you decide to go straight into the workplace, study for a second year or take an Apprenticeship.
The design of the course has been led by award-winning employers including Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Codemasters, Aardman, Pinewood, Blue Zoo, Centroid, Double Negative, Framestore, MPC and The Imaginarium. The NextGen Level 3 Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills ensures young people are industry ready with the right skills and knowledge for the workplace. It equips students with a foundation in art, design, maths and computing skills, which are highly desirable to industry.
Who is this course for?
You will be required to pay a £25 studio fee at the beginning of the academic year to contribute to course materials.