Digital Media Animation (Online) NPA @ SCQF Level 5

Introduction

Animation is a versatile marketing and communication tool. It can be used for a variety of purposes and instantlytells theviewer so much about your business.

Animation is an amazing and engaging way to communicate facts and figures. Ittells your story, who you are, what you do and why you matter;whilstshowing the human side of your business.

New statistics on marketing in 2019 identified that 83% of marketers believe that 'moving image marketing' is growing significantly in importance, and that 53% of customers engage with a brand after watching a video on social media. People love visual content and can process visuals 60,000 times faster than text, animation in particular grabs the customers attention in less than 1/10th of a second!

HOW THIS COURSE CAN HELP YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS

Through this course you will learn:

  • The basic principles of animation
  • Simple animation techniques in a 2D work space using Adobe Animate
  • Simple animation/motion graphics techniques in a 3D work spaces using Adobe After Effects.You will then produce a series of simple short animations working to creative briefs with the scope to create something relating to your business. In the final stage of the course you have the option to develop your skills in Adobe Animate or Adobe After Effects, or, you may wish to explore some traditional animation techniques such as cut out or stop-motion.
100 per person (Eligible for Fee Waiver)

Course Lecturer: Penny Humphreys (*Pictured top Left, with Nick Park)

Pennyhas many years of experience in teaching animation. With external training, including the ?Aardman Lecturer Development Programme? and ongoing CPD, previous experience of moving image has been extended to include a range of current industry software and the launch and development of the Dumfries Student Film Festival to promote student talent and build connections between education and industry.

**Please check Additional Entry Requirements, prior to booking on this course**

Location:

Varies

Duration

Online for 36 Weeks

There will be weekly webinars scheduled throughout the term, which will take place on a Monday afternoon at 13:30 - 15:00. This will be an opportunity to chat with the course lecturer and when you will be assigned tasks.

Price

£100.00

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, it is advised that you have some basic digital skills.

Additional Entry Requirements

Resources required

PC or Mac with following specs:

Windows

Minimum requirement

Processor

Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

Operating system

Windows 10 version 1803, 1809 and later (64 bit)

RAM

8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Hard disk space

5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; more free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)

Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)

Monitor resolution

1280x1024 display

GPU

OpenGL version 3.3 or higher(DirectX 12 with feature level 12_0 recommended)

Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

MacOS

Minimum requirement

Processor

Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support

Operating system

macOSX version 10.13 (64 bit), version 10.14 (64 bit) or version 10.15 (64 bit)

RAM

8GB of RAM (16GB recommended)

Hard disk space

6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; more free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)

Additional disk space for disk cache (10GB recommended)

Monitor resolution

1024x900 display (1280x1024 recommended)

GPU

OpenGL version 3.3 or higher (Metal Support recommended)

Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer

Internet

Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Software

QuickTime 10.x software recommended

Software

  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop

You will also need:
  • Drawing paper
  • Graphite pencil
  • Fineliner
  • Coloured pencils
  • Camera/smart phone to capture video
  • Scanner/camera to capture stills/copy artwork

Course Content

This course is a Level 5 National Progression Award (NPA)in Digital Media Animation and is certified by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). In order tobe awarded withthis NPA, you will successfullycomplete the following units:
  • Introduction to Computer Animation
  • Computing: Animation Fundamentals
  • Digital Media: Moving Images

Additional funding information

FEE WAIVER: If you are in receipt of certain state benefits such as Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, DLA, Working tax Credit, Universal Creditetc you may not be required to pay course fees. Fee waiver places are limited and documentary evidence to support your claim must be up to date (dated within the last 3 months).

FEE WAIVER FORM

To Book a place using Fee Waiver,please contact shortcourses@dumgal.ac.uk, T: 01387 734198.

Eligible for ITA funding- find out more at www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Course Contact Details

shortcourses@dumgal.ac.uk
T: 01387 734198