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Course information

Course Summary

A course for people to build upon their basic animation skills and to develop body and facial animation for characters of cinema and television.

Course Code:FC5706
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:
Award:Pearson: HNC Unit 60 Advanced Animation
Awarded by:Pearson
Course Length

12 weeks.

Start Date: Wednesday, 12 January 2022 at 6.30pm (ends 6 April 2022).

Course Detail

Animation, once a niche genre, is now a mainstream practice utilised in every aspect of the media industry. Animation needed in feature films, television, commercials, video games and other formats, requires highly trained professionals to undertake a wide variety of animation projects. With the rapid development of high-powered and low-cost computer hardware, the capabilities of animation have increased and, with this, so has the opportunities and challenges for animators. Animators need to be able to portray convincing performances through acting, body language, staging, facial animation and many other factors that can impact on the quality and appeal of the final output. Through this unit, students will learn the process of animating characters and scenes. They will explore the development of body and facial animations of characters for cinema, television and entertainment. Students will engage with the different processes and stages of creating animations.

Course Fees

£325 plus £37 registration fee

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: NO

Please note: Fees are for 2021/22 entry and are for home and EU students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

Course Materials:

Students would need to have their own PCs/laptops with the capacity to upload and buy Adobe software. This costs £17 per month.

Entry Requirements

This is an advanced course and not an introductory course so students will need to have adequate skills set before joining the course. A five minute online interview with lecturer will be required before enrolling to check that you have the correct level of skills. Students will also need to allow adequate time to practise the skills learnt between lessons.

Your Next Steps

To progress into higher education or have a piece of animation for your portfolio.

Other Information


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Last updated - 03/06/21