Pearson BTEC HNC/HND Diploma in Art and Design (Animation Film Production) supported by Sussex Coast College

Love animation and films? Do you want to work as an Animation Artist, 2D Animator, 3D Modeler, Digital Painter, Script Writer, Storyboard Artist, Compositor, Stop Motion Animator or Special Effects Maker? If you have an artistic flair or eye for design this degree-level course will kickstart your career in the animation film industry.

You will gain a fully rounded understanding of the industry by devising and producing short animation films. There are many varied and interesting skills you will develop, which include filming and directing, modelling and character design, production aspects of writing scripts, story boarding as well as editing for post-production.

This course is very practical and there will be a strong emphasis on professional development and understanding job roles to set targets and goals for career plans. Brighton Film School will teach you the main principals of animation: movement, expression and empathy. You will have workshops that cover life drawing, software application 2D, storytelling, camera and sound workshops as well as class based contemporary and historical research.

A wide range of film industry standard software will be used including Adobe, Autodesk Maya and Dragonframe. You will also have access to the school’s state-of-the-art cameras and sound recording equipment. Animation involves effective team working skills. Collaborative practice is an integral part of the animation industry and you will be extending your skills by taking part in production led teamwork.

Course nameAnimation Film Production HNC/HND
Start dateSeptember 2018
Duration2 years full-time
Course fees£6,165 per year (subject to review)
Entry requirementsA full Level 3 BTEC extended diploma is required or two grade C A Levels
UCAS codesCourse code: W616 Institution code: S83


Year 1Year 2
Professional DevelopmentApplied Practice Collaborative Project
Contextual Studies3D Modelling and Rendering
Individual ProjectDigital Animation
Techniques & Practices: DrawingMoving Image
Visual Narratives: Stop MotionScriptwriting
Screen based PracticesProfessional Model Making
Media Practices: Animation
Photographic Practices: Film Techniques

Did you know that Animators earn an average salary of £35,000 per year, more than £9,000 higher than the UK average salary.