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The Art Of Computer Games & Animation 

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  • TutorChris Hamilton
  • Price-
  • Age11 - 12
  • LevelAll Levels

Sat 16 Sep, 10am – 12pm | 12 wk Term £109 | 11-17yrs | All Levels

Take a creative step into animation and gaming where, alongside traditional skills, you will develop ideas and create your own virtual characters.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for young people aged 11-17 years. It is open to all ability levels and you don’t need previous animation experience as full instruction is given. If you do have some experience the course is designed for you to explore and learn new techniques to further develop your skills.

The course is accessible for young people of all abilities who can participate in practical art activities and use a computer. We provide a learning support worker and a carer or support worker may assist if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

What will you learn on this course?
This course will take you on a creative journey from paper to pixel exploring all the steps involved in taking a design idea from concept to realisation. You will learn techniques required to create your own animations and art assets created in modern gaming.

The course covers skills such as:

  • basic drawing and art skills
  • storyboarding
  • creating conceptual artwork
  • animation techniques
  • making an animation
  • creating soundtracks
  • 3D modelling

The course runs in mac’s dedicated media studio on Apple Mac computers.

As well as learning to use specialist technology this course is a great way to learn about team working and develop your communication, delegation and organisation skills. The tutor will work closely with the group supporting individual and team based projects.

On completing this course you can expect have a better understanding and greater appreciation of the subject and the confidence to go forward and produce your own pieces of work. You will also have a sketchbook and artwork that supports your final piece of animation or game idea showreel.

Do you need to bring anything?
You don’t need to bring anything as all materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?
Chris Hamilton


Please note: Terms run wc Mon 11 Sep 2017 | Half Term break (no session) wc Mon 23 Oct 2017 | End of Term, Final sessions wc Mon 4 Dec 2017 *

*We advise participants to keep the day and time of the course free for Half Term and the week following the end of term free for replacements sessions that may be required due to tutor illness or exceptional circumstances.

Important Information
Our enhanced Safeguarding Policy recommends that we hold emergency contact details for all learning and participation activities (including courses), for children and young people under 18 years old and for supported or vulnerable adults. These are to be completed and signed by parents/carers except young people aged 16-18 and supported/vulnerable adults who are able to sign for themselves.

Completed forms must be handed in to our Sales and Information Team prior to the start of the course.

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