Animation & Graphic Communication

You will study at our state-of-the art STEAM Academy at Pencoed Campus.

  • Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma

  • 2 years full-time

Animation is being increasingly used to promote products and services across various platforms from movie title sequences to mobile devices.

This course will equip you with the necessary skills to enable you to apply both traditional and digital techniques in a series of projects and workshops designed to replicate the industry.

This course will introduce you to the exciting possibilities of graphics and animation. Graphic designers manipulate words and images to communicate messages to different audiences using a wide range of techniques and processes.

You will have access to Apple Mac computers equipped with industry standard software to develop the skills that these industries require.

Please note, studio / materials costs may apply to this course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, which could include assignments, presentations along with continual class assessment.

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Art and Design, Graphic Design, Product Design or Design & Technology OR
  • Merit+ at Level 2 Diploma

You will also need:

  • Art and design skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Attention to detail and observation skills
  • Good communication skills

On successful completion of Year 1, you will achieve the Level 3 Diploma. On successful completion of Year 2, you will achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Progression from the Level 3 Extended Diploma can include entry into higher education, specialist training or working within the industry.

Creative job roles include graphic / product designer, motion graphics, art director, illustrator, PreVis artist, concept artist, 2D / 3D / stop motion animator, 3D modeller, advertising or visual effects.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This course will introduce you to the exciting possibilities of graphics and animation. Graphic designers manipulate words and images to communicate messages to different audiences using a wide range of techniques and processes.

You will have access to Apple Mac computers equipped with industry standard software to develop the skills that these industries require.

Please note, studio / materials costs may apply to this course.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, which could include assignments, presentations along with continual class assessment.

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Art and Design, Graphic Design, Product Design or Design & Technology OR
  • Merit+ at Level 2 Diploma

You will also need:

  • Art and design skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Attention to detail and observation skills
  • Good communication skills

On successful completion of Year 1, you will achieve the Level 3 Diploma. On successful completion of Year 2, you will achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Progression from the Level 3 Extended Diploma can include entry into higher education, specialist training or working within the industry.

Creative job roles include graphic / product designer, motion graphics, art director, illustrator, PreVis artist, concept artist, 2D / 3D / stop motion animator, 3D modeller, advertising or visual effects.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £60*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

The STEAM Academy

Our state of the art STEAM Academy will be an exciting new building to accommodate teaching, learning and support facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The Academy will be a flagship for showcasing 21st century teaching and learning, bringing economic and cultural growth to the Bridgend County Borough area.

STEAM Academy, Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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