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Level 3

Animation & Illustration


This is an exciting programme developed to introduce you to a range of animation and illustration techniques using both traditional and digital media. Through inventive and exciting assignments you will develop digital and traditional skills that are highly desirable and recognised in the industry. Create projects that are linked to employer’s needs and allow you to develop both art and non-art skills which are essential to working in an animation or design studio. For instance, learning skills in: teamwork, communication, presentation, planning and managing resources, as well as understanding your audience.

The course will also teach you how to manage the animation processes, such as: planning and setting-up a production pipeline so you can control the logistics of an animation. During each project we will also highlight key artists, designers and animators who have influenced illustration and animation.


Entry requirements for the course:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths & an art subject (both English and Maths desirable but one retake can be taken during the year). Also commitment and passion for creativity essential for the course
  • Or a Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design at Merit grade (English and maths desirable but one retake can be taken during the year).
  • You will also need an art and design portfolio that highlights your creative skills and talents, normal that is 10 images that best reflects your creativity.
  • We also welcome mature students with a suitable art and design portfolio who do not necessarily have the entry grades.


Our range of leisure and hobby courses keeps growing, with even more fun and exciting courses starting throughout 2024.

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