Digital Media Animation NPA @ SCQF Level 5


This course will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills in the production of computer animation used in digital media.

You will gain fundamental knowledge and competence required in planning, creating and evaluating computer animations whilst also gaining practical skills in a range of software applications and tools used in industry.

You will learn about the principles of computer animation and the hardware and software requirements for computer animation.

Course code



Dumfries Campus


3 hours per week with your tutor along with 1 hour a week directed independent study.

Entry Requirements

  • No formal academic qualifications are required
  • You will need to be able to demonstrate your ability to study at level 5
  • A keen interest in creative work

Information and Interview Session Requirements

There are no interview requirements for this course.

Course Content

The course is made up of 3 units. You will study Introduction to Computer Animation, Computing: Animation Fundamentals and Digital Media: Moving Images


Assessment methods may include individual and group projects, presentations, written assignments, and practical exercises,

The year is divided into 3 teaching blocks, so assessment is spread evenly throughout the course. There are opportunities for re-assessment throughout the year.


You may progress on to Visual Communication (Graphic Design with Moving Image) (NQ) @ SCQF Level 6.

Career Prospects

The course is designed to provide an option for further study in Graphic Design with Moving Image.

Candidates can use the NPA to progress further in other related industries.

Further study could then lead to employment in a range of careers including self-employment, animation, web design, advertising, graphic design, film and TV

Additional funding information


Course Contact Details

Michelle Hodgson email

Selling Points

  • Experiment with different disciplines
  • Find your niche subject
  • Start to discover your creative style

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