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Animation Advanced (Level 3)

Animation students at Central Bedfordshire College (CBC).


Animation Advanced (Level 3)

The course is intended for those that want to gain practical skills and knowledge in animation. It is also suitable for those wanting to update their knowledge and skills for progression within the industry or progression to university.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements:

4 GCSEs grades 9-4 OR similar qualification at Level 2.

Assessment methods:

You will have several assignments to complete during the year to track your learning and progress. At the end of the year you will be assessed with a 10 week Final Major Project in which you will research and explore a theme and develop an artistic response to it.

Course content

You will be taught the fundamentals of animation, principles and practice of visual language and 3D design, 3D modelling, animation, texturing, rigging and skinning, lighting and rendering, the history of practice in art and design and professional practice of the modern animation industry. You will also be taught industry standard programs including Autodesk 3DSMax, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Progression will be into the 2nd year, apprenticeships or university.

Next steps

Most students progress onto the 2nd year and then go onto apprenticeships, university, freelancing or industry work.

Possible employment sectors:

  • 3D Design
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Packaging
  • Animation amongst others.

Additional information

Sketchbooks will be required throughout the year. Not a requirement but students who source access to 3DSMax and Adobe at home and a graphics tablet tend to do well.

Available Courses
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Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 35 weeks
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.