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    Digital Art and Animation

    Digital Art and Animation | Level 3 | P13200

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    1 or 2 Years



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This course will enable you to use industry standard software and techniques to create a portfolio which showcases your skills and abilities to universities or employers. You will learn about digital art and illustration, 2D animation and photography and how to apply these skills to create artwork for digital platforms such as social media as well as printed materials. You will be introduced to a wide range of techniques, materials and processes, supported with contextual studies and will explore both digital and physical methods of creating design using industry standard resources.

      You will have opportunities to explore how these skills will support your progression into the creative industries.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info £7395.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £7395.00 Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £7395.00Course fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £7395.00Course fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £7395.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us:

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 including either English or maths
      (or) A level 2 subject specific qualification including a level 2 or equivalent in either English or maths

      (or) Equivalent occupational experience including level 2 or equivalent in English or maths

      Applicants are required to submit 10 images of recent work; this could include developmental/sketchbook work and finished pieces. Each image can have up to 100 characters of supporting explanatory text. Submissions can be made in PowerPoint/Word/PDF formats and have a file size no larger than 20mb.

    • What modules will I study?

      Year 1: Informing ideas, problem solving, technical skill, professional practice, communication

      Year 2: Progression to a creative career, problem solving, technical practice, professional skills and behaviours, industry brief

    • How will I be assessed?

      You will be assessed periodically on your understanding of each topic through a range of practical and written assessments.

    • What can I do next?

      Upon completion of the course, you can enter the industry at a junior level or continue into higher education to study illustration, animation or another digital pathway at degree level. 

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email

    Apply now!

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    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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