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Animation HND (Full time)

Media Animation


Animation HND (Full time)

This course aims to develop the utilisation and application of animation techniques to help enhance ideas and concepts in both their development and presentation in order to help set apart a portfolio compared to more traditional options.

Through engagement of the course, skills surrounding preparation for the industry will be develop, looking at presentation of ideas as well as being able to work within group settings.

We uniquely benefit from being located in Bedford due to being a short train/bus journey from key animation and advertising hubs in the UK; London, Cambridge, Oxford, and Milton Keynes.

As a combined pathway course, you’ll be shown a range of creative practices form multidisciplined lecturers, closely reflecting the intertwined nature of the digital creative industry as it is now compared to the segmented structure of many other similar courses.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

To join the course, you will need a HNC within either Art & Design or Creative Media Production. An equivalent Level 4 qualification within the subject area with an accompanying portfolio of work will also be accepted.

What qualification will I gain?

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND – The Animation Industry.

How will I be assessed?

Students graded on through a series of assignments, individually graded and summed together at the end of the academic year to provide a final grade.

Feedback is provided throughout to help develop and enhance work produced.

Course content

What will I study?

The course is made up of:

  • B1 Personal Professional Development  – 170 GLH
  • B2 Professional Project –  310 GLH

Next steps

Course progression:

HND qualification entitles progression internally to

UoN Level 6 top Up  Degree in Visual Communication

You may also wish to progress to University entering at Year 1 or 2 of a degree program.

Additional information

Trips / work placement

TBC – but to include national and international cultural trips enhancing students’ knowledge within the subject.

Take the next steps

Apply through UCAS

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 18/09/2024
Type: HE
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Wednesday, TH
Time(s): 9:15am - 4:30pm
Fees: £6,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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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?

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.