COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSE's (9-4/A*-C) UCAS points up to 168 (depending on grade outcome)
Campus: Middlesbrough

If you are excited about emerging technologies and how we interact with them on a daily basis this is the course for you.

Learn the skills necessary to take your ideas and concepts through to digital solutions such as illustrations, animations, image manipulation, 3D environments, characters and concept art for a variety of media applications. This course offers you the opportunity to explore and design using digital illustration techniques.
COURSE DETAILS
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 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 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

STUDENT PROFILE

JACK STALKER What do you enjoy most about your course? I want to go into games design so I enjoy 3D modelling the most as I like visualising 2D concepts and putting them into 3D models. What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? I absolutely love the friendly vibe, everyone knows everyone and it’s not too daunting! Compared to other colleges I looked at, I felt very at home here. What are your next steps? I want to go and study game art for video games, which is 3D modelling and 3D design for video games. What's surprised you about your time here? I didn’t realise how much depth we’d cover in interactive design, all of the techniques and how much software we had.

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