What to Expect


This is an intensive year of full-time study that will give you a broad understanding of the many ways you can express yourself through the creative process of animation, film & games design. This will be a challenging and rewarding year, which will provide the bridge between school and university.

In preparing you for this transition your tutors will encourage and support you to become an independent thinker and provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector.

You will complete 8 units of work throughout the year. Unit 8, being the Final Major Project which determines your overall grade for year one This could be Pass, Merit or Distinction.


In your second year, you will be able to decide on which area you would like to specialise in: animation, film or games design. You will spend 3 weeks on each specialist subject area, as well as continuing your studies in the compulsory subjects before selecting one subject area to focus on for the rest of the year.

For your second and third terms, you will gain a deep understanding of the skills involved, and be encouraged to develop your own unique style. During this time you will also develop your portfolio, ready for your university interviews.

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