Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSE's (9-4/A*-C) UCAS points up to 168 (depending on grade outcome)
If you are excited by concept art, illustration, animation, or digital art then this is the right course for you.
Learn the skills necessary to take your ideas and concepts through to digital solutions such as illustrations, animations, characters and concept art for a variety of industry applications. This course offers you the opportunity to explore and design using digital illustration techniques.
You will create designs in our dedicated studios developing your own personal creative voice whilst being supported to improve through drawing and design skills, and working through a range of projects developing your own illustration style. Throughout the course you will be given the opportunity to create; 2D traditional and digital animations, commercial illustration, graphic novel designs, stop- motion animations, storyboarding and character development. You will use digital drawing tablets alongside traditional techniques to develop skills and knowledge required in the interactive design industries. You will also gain technical experience using industry standard software including Photoshop and the Adobe Creative Suite before moving onto advanced 3D modelling using 3D StudioMax and Mudbox in the second year of the course. There will also be opportunities for excellent industry links and ‘live projects’ set by designers who will help develop your ideas professionally. You may also benefit from a range of enhancements to the course including life drawing and educational visits to places to gather first hand research and experience design in its many forms. Our students progress to a range of institutions to pursue degree level studying including Staffordshire University, University of Hertfordshire and University of Central Lancashire. The course has a range of industry contacts including art director Domareen Fox (Netflix Blinkink) and senior motion designer, Lucy Rae-Naylor. Students enjoy a range of professional speakers throughout the year and complete live briefs with clients which provide important professional experience, recent projects have included an animal welfare charity, children's charity 'Changing Futures North East' and the LGBT charity, Hart Gables.
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The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.
YEARS COURSE DURATION
A MINIMUM OF FOUR GCSES AT C/4 OR ABOVE INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3, PLUS A PORTFOLIO OF WORK. (IF YOU HAVE MATHS/ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3 YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO WORK TOWARDS THESE QUALIFICATIONS ALONGSIDE YOUR COURSE)
MAXIMUM UCAS POINTS SCORE FOR FINAL GRADES
ReFreshers Week – five days of free workshops, talks & presentations at the Hartlepool campusMay 22 2023
Calm Digital Deliver Professional Workshop to FE Graphics StudentsMay 18 2023
Countdown to our Degree & Summer Show begins!May 17 2023