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Chichester College Group

Digital Arts and Design

UCAS Code: CAN2

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96-144

A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. Relevant industry experience will be considered. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above, English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to enter either the Animation or Illustration industries. You will learn within a wide and diverse range of specialist areas; from Digital painting to 2D Animation and 3D rendering. The course will also give you a profound and solid foundation to enable you to continue in Higher Education where you can secure a Bachelor’s degree and move onto a Master’s degree at the college. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of both the Animation and Illustration industries. This is underpinned by the depth of required research and more directly the extensive industry-related experience of our staff.
You will be taught within a nurturing environment with lots of expert support from our experienced and industry-qualified tutors. They will teach you through a blend of lectures, workshops, guest speakers as well as individual and group work.

The HND Digital Arts course comprises of 14 modules and they are:

Year 1: HNC
• Professional Practices- In this module you will be looking at a variety of career choices you can go into and research the history of your chosen profession.
• Contextual Studies- You will be examining a range of different art movements and how to apply those skills and techniques to your work.
• Individual Project - Pearson Set- This is a set theme provided to you from the examination board.
• Techniques & Processes- You will learn a variety of different skills and techniques for both Illustration and animation. This would be in both traditional and digital forms.
• Screen Based Practices- This is where you will learn more about the programmes you will be using and the equipment you need to play them on.
• Digital Design Practices- You will also look at creating your own websites allowing you to connect to businesses and employers.
• Media Practice- Animation and illustration is within a lot of the media. Be it Infographics or advertising. This unit will give you the tools to use illustration or animation within media.
• Visual Narratives- To create a good story you need to ally all the codes and conventions to a visual narrative, within this unit you will apply this to your own storyline, be it animation or illustration.

Year 2: HND
• Professional Practice – Developing on from the first year, you will be looking to progress your own personal projects for retail.
• Applied Practice Collaborative Project – Pearson Set -In groups you will be undertaking a project set by Pearson’s the exam body.
• Advanced Digital Design Studies – you will work from a brief set by a client. You will then create a piece of work using the client’s specifications.
• Moving Image- You will be looking at Stop Motion; the modelling to characters and the filming that is required to create a stop motion film.
• 3D Modelling & Rendering – You will learn Maya and look at rigging, rendering and movement within the programme.
• Digital Animation- You will look more in depth into digital animation, focusing on one programme of your choice.

As a student of Chichester College, you will have access to all our services, which includes study support, the Students' Union, nurseries, and our library's online resources.

Special features of this programme include:
• You can progress onto a final top-up year and achieve a full degree.
• Option of an international trip to support your studies
• Small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed.

At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Modules

The HND Digital Arts course comprises of 14 modules and they are:

Year 1: HNC
• Professional Practices- In this module you will be looking at a variety of career choices you can go into and research the history of your chosen profession.
• Contextual Studies- You will be examining a range of different art movements and how to apply those skills and techniques to your work.
• Individual Project - Pearson Set- This is a set theme provided to you from the examination board.
• Techniques & Processes- You will learn a variety of different skills and techniques for both Illustration and animation. This would be in both traditional and digital forms.
• Screen Based Practices- This is where you will learn more about the programmes you will be using and the equipment you need to play them on.
• Digital Design Practices- You will also look at creating your own websites allowing you to connect to businesses and employers.
• Media Practice- Animation and illustration is within a lot of the media. Be it Infographics or advertising. This unit will give you the tools to use illustration or animation within media.
• Visual Narratives- To create a good story you need to ally all the codes and conventions to a visual narrative, within this unit you will apply this to your own storyline, be it animation or illustration.

Year 2: HND
• Professional Practice – Developing on from the first year, you will be looking to progress your own personal projects for retail.
• Applied Practice Collaborative Project – Pearson Set -In groups you will be undertaking a project set by Pearson’s the exam body.
• Advanced Digital Design Studies – you will work from a brief set by a client. You will then create a piece of work using the client’s specifications.
• Moving Image- You will be looking at Stop Motion; the modelling to characters and the filming that is required to create a stop motion film.
• 3D Modelling & Rendering – You will learn Maya and look at rigging, rendering and movement within the programme.
• Digital Animation- You will look more in depth into digital animation, focusing on one programme of your choice.

Assessment methods

Main assessment of the programme is carried out via live briefs that with concentrate of the finished article. One unit per year is externally set by the exam board where a project has to be completed in a set amount of hours.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,500
per year
England
£6,500
per year
EU
£6,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,500
per year
Scotland
£6,500
per year
Wales
£6,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chichester Campus

Department:

Performing Arts

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