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Programme Description


UCAS Code: C22

Course Code: CA3D

A recent addition to our portfolio of university level programmes is the Certificate of Higher Education. 

This is a Level 4 stand alone qualification that is the first year of our Degree Programmes. The course can be studied on a full-time basis over one academic year, or part-time over two years and will enable those students who are unable to commit to studying a full BA Honours degree to have an understanding of, and learn the basic skills required in 3D Design & Virtual Reality.

Developed from the emergent technologies of an evolving creative industry, you will be encouraged to explore innovative ideas whilst gaining blended skills in art, design and technology. Capture, creation and output of 3D digital models and environments, with particular focus on VR platforms and an emphasis on skills. The course focuses on a variety of practical projects that include 3D modelling, animation, virtual and augmented reality, creating outcomes for a variety of contemporary platforms.

At a Glance

  Full Time / Part Time

  1 year full time, 2 years part time

  Jobs Well Campus 

Programme Features


You can expect a varied programme of assignments that highlight the importance of technical skills within the industry. Students have access to excellent facilities with high spec computer suites with the latest versions of industry standard software and cutting-edge resources including VR equipment, hand-held 3D laser scanner, photogrammetry equipment and professional 360 cameras. And with small class sizes, students have plenty of access to these facilities.

The programme ensures that students demonstrate a good basic understanding of 3D Design & Virtual Reality applications relevant to the industry,

The applications of skills are numerous, from creating assets for the video game industry and VFX to digital reconstruction for the heritage sector.


Programme Content


The Certificate of Higher Education is a skills-based year delivered through a series of workshops. The year comprises of seven modules including Developing Visual Language, 2D and 3D Visualisation, Digital Processes, Creative Digital Practice (used within the 3D industry), Introduction to 3D Animation,  Learning in the Digital Era and Creative Project.

Progression & Employment


On successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education, you can progress to level 5 of the full degree if you choose to do so.

Upon completing the full BA (Hons) Degree:-  there is a current boom in the 3D sector, fuelled by advances in technology and the ever-growing platforms in which to contextualise these skills. These include the gaming industry; Film/TV; architectural visualisation; heritage; 3D printing; advertising; engineering; illustration and many more.


Method of Assessment


Assessment is on-going through workshop plenary sessions, critiques, formative and summative assessment with aural and written feedback.

Entry Requirements


Tariff score points accepted: A minimum of 96 points or equivalent portfolio ability for mature applicants.

All full time applicants need to apply online through UCAS.

Part time students apply through the college application system https://www.colegsirgar.ac.uk/index.php/en/application-form 

Programme Directors interview every applicant and discuss your portfolio of artwork and ambitions with you. This is a vital part of our selection process to ensure that the course is right for you and you are right for the course.

Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/BA3DdesignVR/

https://www.facebook.com/CarmarthenSchoolOfArt

https://www.instagram.com/3d_vr_csoa/

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Additional Costs


There is no additional Studio fee. However, it is likely that you will incur additional costs for specialist materials, printing and for course related excursions.