Computer animation is experiencing an explosion in its use within areas such as the web and mobile apps, multimedia platforms, games, phones, SFX, TV and film. 

This course will develop your 3D computer modelling and animation skills through the extensive use of industry-leading software including Autodesk 3D Studio Max & Maya, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop & After Effects, and Animate and ZBrush, Maxon One and Substance Painter.

You will participate in a range of creative, client-based briefs, which are designed to develop your conceptual thinking and improve your skills within the digital domain. By the end of this course, you will be able to create 3D computer models and animations for use within the computer games, TV, film, and architectural industries.

  • Digital design
  • 3D Modelling and sculpting
  • Character design
  • Film & animation
  • Drawing
  • Working with clients
  • One year full-time
  • Advanced 3D modelling techniques
  • Character modelling
  • Environment modelling
  • Rigging and kinematics for animation
  • Fundamentals of morph and key frame animation
  • Mapping and texturing techniques
  • Digital and traditional drawing skills and visualisation
  • Graded unit
  • Drawing skills and concept art
  • Academic writing
One of the following:
  • One Higher in Art & Design, English, Computer Science, Graphical Communication or Physics at a Grade C or above, plus four National 5s at Grade C or above
  • NC Art & Design 
  • NC Fashion Design & Manufacturing
  • Advanced Certificate: Computer Games Design & Animation SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • 3D Computer Modeller and Animator
  • Computer Games Animation Developer
  • Motion Graphics Animator
  • Digital Effects Creator
  • Architectural Visualisation Specialist
  • Computer Modelling for Manufacturing Engineer 
  • You will be expected to purchase sketch books for use during the course.
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion or a skills-based exercise.
  • You should bring a reference and a visual portfolio with you. The visual portfolio should show examples of previous artwork, digital designs, or computer-based work as part of the process.
  • In the case of Fife school leavers, the College will request a Transition Form from the school.
  • You should also bring a portfolio showing examples of previous artwork, digital designs, or computer-based work.