Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Interactive Media)
Level: Level 3
Timetable: This is a full time programme of study of under 16 hours per week. You will receive your timetable when you enrol.
Start Date: *START*Fees:
*HF+* (for one year of study) including tuition and exam fees.
The course may be free if you are:
If you are 19-23 and already have a Level 3 qualification, you will pay 50% of the course fees plus registration and exam fees.
If you are over 24 years you may be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
4 GCSEs at grades A*-C or a merit or distinction in a relevant subject at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths. We will consider applications with a pass. We will ask to see a portfolio of your work when you come to college for your interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will work in our amazing new multimedia suites, gaining experience in storyboarding, stop motion techniques, games engine designing, programming and 3D modelling. We believe that students need to be engaged in every aspect of this subject and foster imaginative skills to feed back to their design work – and we also want the course to be fun! The course is taught by animation and games design lecturers.
You will study units such as:
In the second year you will work on your own projects, developing games elements and animated sequences.
This flexible approach builds a solid foundation for further study or employment, while enabling you to develop a specialised programme of study according to your own interests. You will use the college’s extensive range of specialised equipment, and your student learning adviser will guide and support you throughout your course. In the second year you will receive guidance for applications to university.
This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.
“I’ve really loved studying ICT at West Thames. I began at Entry Level and worked my way right up to Level 3. The skills I learned have been invaluable, especially networking and programming. I represented the college at the WorldSkills UK competition this year and came second in the regional finals. After university, it’s my ambition to work in the IT division for a top company.”