The BTEC Level 3 Award – Interactive Media (Stop-Motion Animation) is a practical work-related course. You will learn by completing stop-motion animation projects and assignments that are based on realistic industry situations, activities and demands.
You will work on design, character, setting and narrative, whilst also developing a range of production techniques. Point of view, lighting and movement, such as walking and lip synching, are key issues in this unit. Stop motion animation involves developing creative ideas for character, setting and storyline which will engage the chosen audience. You will be encouraged to experiment with both content and technique.
As essential background, you will research the content and production techniques used in both historical and contemporary examples of work, and to understand such things as persistence of vision, frame rates, stop-frame techniques, model making and sets. Animation work will be exhibited to audiences after completion and audience responses evaluated.
The course currently attracts up to 20 UCAS points and can be used to compliment your level 3 studies.
You should have five GCSE grades A*-C including C/5 English Language, or a Merit or Distinction in BTEC First Diploma Media or Art.
This subject offers an opportunity to specialise for university study and allows students to target a range of media production degrees, such as graphics and moving image for the screen, multimedia, and animation, or to progress directly into specific media-related employment.
We have strong links with media professionals from the field of animation and we regularly invite them to the College to work with students.
Entry Requirements 5A*- C including C/5 - English