This course will develop your 3D computer modelling and animation skills through the extensive use of industry-leading software including Autodesk 3D Studio Max, 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.

  • 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:

  • National Certificate: Computer Games Development (Programing) SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Computer Games Development (Creative Content and Animation) SCQF Level 6
  • Two Highers at Grade C or above, in subjects such as Art, English, Computing, or Graphic Communication plus three National 5s at Grade C or above
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • 3D animator
  • Games developer
  • Digital TV producer
  • Digital content creator
  • Web-based entertainment developer
  • Whilst not essential, it is recommended that you purchase an external storage device, such as a portable hard drive, with a minimum storage capacity of 1 terabyte (TB) – approx. £60
  • 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 visual portfolio with you
  • In the case of Fife school leavers, the College will request a Transition Form from the school
  • You will supply a visual portfolio showing examples of previous artwork, digital designs, or computer-based work as part of the process