Animation Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

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Start an amazing journey of discovery with this programme. If you dream of telling stories about faraway galaxies or creating epic battles between heroes and villains, this course is for you. You will learn how to use applications and software that are utilised by animators and VFX artists while learning about 2D and 3D animation techniques.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Use software such as Autodesk Maya, Zbrush and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Produce 2D animations and graphics.
  • Create 3D models and animations.
  • Understand simulation techniques such as particles, cloth, and fluids.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or maths.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include further study at degree level, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year Diploma
    1 year Top-up Extended Diploma

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Fee (Adult)

    £2,882   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

    Course Facts


    Take advantage of our exciting industry links with Games Republic, GaMaYo, IBM, Sleepy Brain Studios, EGX Rezzed, Yorkshire Games Festival.

    Extra Curriculum

    We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

    Labour Market

    On average programmers and software developers in Leeds earn £39,228.80 per year (Emsi).

    School of Creative Arts
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