The programme leads to the award of the NEXTGEN L3 Extended Diploma in Games Animation and VFX Skills validated by the AIM Qualifications & Assessment.
- Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
- Evidence of previous experience or study in creative media at an appropriate level - 5 GCSEs at 4-9 or above including mathematics and prior completion of the NEXTGEN L3 Diploma in Games Animation and VFX Skills.
The Level 3 Extended Diploma has been designed to support learners to progress either directly to employment Higher Education or a Higher Apprenticeship. Assessment activities include research reports presentations essays exams observation and the compilation throughout their studies of a reflective blog. A synoptic assessment is mandatory for the qualification and this will be related to the learner final showcase portfolio. This will include evidence of their work and achievements across the 2 years. Grading will apply at fail pass high pass merit high merit distinction.
Aims of the course
The program has been designed to provide students with the skills knowledge and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study and employment in the creative media sector.
The allocation of UCAS points enables HE applications to degree-level study in games and VFX-related subjects. There are also two higher level trailblazer Apprenticeships in Visual Effects (Junior 2D Artist and Assistant Technical Director) and further Games related Apprenticeships are in development.
The programme is delivered through a mixture of lessons workshops and projects. Learning will take place in classrooms studios off-site in trips to creative venues and businesses and through projects with external partners.
The Extended Diploma was developed and is updated with leading employers including Framestore Microsoft DNEG Blue Zoo and Ubisoft under the umbrella of NextGen. The employers are committed to supporting providers to develop vital employability skills through provision of industry briefs masterclasses for students and tutor CPD. NextGen works with employers and colleges to improve the employability skills of students and develop progression routes for students. - 67% of NextGen graduates have gone onto Higher Education - 93% study Games Animation or VFX degrees - 13% of NextGen graduates go straight into work or. apprenticeships