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.

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
  • Character Design
  • Film & Animation
  • Drawing
  • Two years full-time
  • Advanced 3D Modelling techniques
  • Introduction to the Creative Industries
  • Fundamentals of Morph and Key Frame animation
  • 2D Motion graphics and animation
  • Digital and traditional drawing skills and visualisation

You must demonstrate a portfolio of previous work and possess one of the following: 

  • Advanced Certificate or National Certificate: Computer Games Development SCQF Level 6 
  • Advanced Certificate or National Certificate: Computing with Digital Media SCQF Level 6 
  • One Higher at Grade C or above in Art and Design, English, Computing Science, Graphic Communication, or Physics; plus three National 5s at Grade C or above 
  •  Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information

  • Fife College - BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise
  • Glasgow Caledonian University - BSc /BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Art and Animation)
  • Robert Gordon University - BSc (Hons) Digital Media
  • University of the West of Scotland - BSc (Hons) Computer Animation Arts
  • University of the West of Scotland - BA (Hons) New Media Art
  • 3D Animator
  • Games Developer
  • Digital TV Producer
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Web-based Entertainment Developer
  • 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.