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Animation & Film Production Level 3

Programme Description

This Level 3 course has been recently designed to give you all the skills and tools necessary to work within the Creative Industries within the areas of Live Broadcast, Animation, Film Production, Special FX as well as Live events and Performance Video Production.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  2 years

  Graig Campus

Programme Features

We have fully-equipped computer suites, where you will find the latest software and state-of-the-art technology. Our on site recording rooms and film studio host industry standard and professional equipment, which you can sign out, free of charge. You will also have access to the Adobe suite at home and in college; Toon Boom Studio and Dragon Studio Animation Software. Our Apple Macintosh computer suites run Adobe Premiere, Prelude, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Audition, Encore, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Logic X programs.

Our Creative Media & Production Department has strong connections right across the industry, so you will benefit from industry specialists and networking opportunities.

Programme Content

The course starts with 2 months of skill delivery where you will learn how to use the equipment and the software, and then you start making content straight away that is in line with your interests. There are 3 projects that run throughout the year and you choose your content - an Audio, Visual and Interactive. You then finish the year with a 16-week Final Major Project where you choose an area of interest and create your own project.

This course also includes the Skills Challenge.

Progression & Employment

You could go straight into a whole range of jobs such as live camera operator, steadicam operator, social media content producer, video and audio editing and production, Live Events broadcast and TV as well as anything involving still or moving images and sound. This is an extremely exciting time for the Creative Media industry within Wales leading to job opportunities on our doorstep with the Yr Egin in Carmarthen, Tinopolis in Llanelli and the BBC studios in Cardiff. Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to higher-level courses, apprenticeships or employment.

Method of Assessment

Units are assessed internally - all of your marks come from your coursework at the end of the year.

Entry Requirements

All applicants will need to bring a portfolio of media or art and design work to their interview, where suitability for this course will be assessed. 

An applicant for the level three will need to have a minimum of five GCSE grades at A*-C, with maths and either English language or Welsh (first language). Or successful completion of a level two vocational qualification in a relevant subject at merit or above.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.

You will be expected to provide yourself a set of headphones, SD card and memory stick at an estimated cost of £60.00 max.