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Games, Animation and VFX Skills Extended Diploma – Level 3

Level 3
2 Years
Full Time
Aim Awards- Next Gen Skills Academy
MC Digital
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Course overview

Leading the way in Games Development, VFX and animation, Middlesbrough College Games Development department was the 8th college in the country to be given accreditation to run the Next-Gen: Skills Academy course thanks to our amazing team, students and incredible digital creative facilities. We are the only college within the Tees Valley to deliver this amazing opportunity.

NextGen brings industry and educators together to develop the next generation of digital talents in games, animation and visual effects, a course designed by the industry for the industry. This course has been developed by NextGen Academy, which is supported by companies including Blue Zoo, Double Negative, Framestore, Microsoft, MPC, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and Ubisoft. These companies will work hand in hand with the team at Middlesbrough College to deliver the course, workshops, apprenticeships, live briefs and assessments that will give you the best start in a career in the games industry.

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Explore Games Development

Games Design and Media students will benefit from Middlesbrough College’s great facilities and high quality equipment and materials. This includes a large Apple iMac suite and creative media workshops, alongside purpose built games design studios with the latest 3D design packages, game engines and virtual reality testing labs.

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Visit Middlesbrough College

Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need to achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive support service and bursary scheme to help you through your studies. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.