Creative Arts and Digital Media

Animation and Motion Graphics

HNC
Leaflet Code: CR25620JFT
UCAS:AN01


Overview

You will study the Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Animation and Motion Graphics and this will equip you with the skills you need to bring your ideas and your creativity to life. If you want to make your artwork move, this is the course for you!
Through a series of challenging practical briefs, workshops and seminars, you will master the skills needed to make a big splash in the exciting and rewarding world of Animation and Motion Graphics.

To meet increased industry demand for multidisciplinary practitioners this course has been developed to provide emerging designers with the range of skills and experience needed to continue in Higher Education and ultimately build a successful career.
Students on the course have the opportunity to study both traditional and digital animation techniques and will be encouraged to develop their skills in drawing and illustration, creative writing and storytelling, storyboarding, character design, model-making, 2d motion and timing and compositing.

During the year long programme of study, you are introduced to the basic principles of animation and motion graphics tapping into the three main building blocks of the creative process, thinking – where ideas generation occurs, visual communication – where a variety of mixed media approaches are used to evolve ideas, progressing to screen-based issues where you will use a variety of industry standard software applications to give original concepts the final polish.

The ideal candidate should have an eye for visual communication and be enthusiastic about art & design with examples of work that demonstrate creativity. You may like sketching, drawing, painting, collage or be interested in branding, advertising, model making, typography or have created storyboards, characters and narratives with a view to making your work move. You do not need to be able to use any software as industry standard applications are taught from the ground up.

  • City Campus Manchester
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • January 2023

Alexandra Jackson Tutor Profile

A multi skilled creative with a passion for design and moving image and an eye for detail.

Never happier then when unlocking the creative potential of the students in front of me.

During my ten years as a tutor in the creative media department at The Manchester College/UCEN I have worked across a variety of courses such as Graphic Design, Animation, Film and TV and New Media, teaching fundamental design skills, contextual studies and also assisting learners as they bridge the gap between academic and vocational practice.

Ideas Generation, visual communication, mark-making, character design and storytelling are pivotal to my teaching practice and I ensure I develop learning material that keeps my learners engaged, challenged and on point as they begin to make creative waves in the world of design and animation.

Academic requirements:

• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

• 48 UCAS points in a related subject area.

• Full level 3 qualification.

Alexandra Jackson Tutor Profile

A multi skilled creative with a passion for design and moving image and an eye for detail.

Never happier then when unlocking the creative potential of the students in front of me.

During my ten years as a tutor in the creative media department at The Manchester College/UCEN I have worked across a variety of courses such as Graphic Design, Animation, Film and TV and New Media, teaching fundamental design skills, contextual studies and also assisting learners as they bridge the gap between academic and vocational practice.

Ideas Generation, visual communication, mark-making, character design and storytelling are pivotal to my teaching practice and I ensure I develop learning material that keeps my learners engaged, challenged and on point as they begin to make creative waves in the world of design and animation.

Assessment will be through ongoing coursework against each of the modules.

There will be varying assessment methods which will include presentations, formal written reports, portfolios that will showcase a variety of creative products.

There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

Learn more

There will be material costs relating to the creative requirements of the course for the development of your unique products and animations.

You will need sketchbooks and resources to develop portfolios in physical and digital formats to showcase work.

Depending on your creative ideas the costs of producing the work necessary for the course can range from £50-£100.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.