Introduction (SCQF Level 5)


1 year


03 Jun 2024


  • Art, Design & Photography
  • Media, Communication & TV


  • Fraserburgh Campus

Why take this course?

This National Progression Award (NPA) at SCQF Level 5 has been developed due to the growing use of animation in areas such as the web, gaming and mobile platforms and is designed to equip candidates with an understanding of the production of digital animation in a 2D development environment.

This award has been designed to develop the 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.

What you will experience

The course is composed of three units designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the processes used by industry to create computer animations, develop the relevant technical skills required by industry, provide you access to industry standard software and develop an understanding of the legislative issues related to the ownership of assets.

Units include:

Art & Design: Animation Skills – This first unit is designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of computer animation.  The intention is to provide an opportunity for you to explore different animation techniques in an introductory fashion. You will produce 2D animation.

Art & Design: Digital Video Skills – On this unit you will learn how to non-linear editing software that is industry standard to produce original digital video sequences that utilise basic post-production effects and techniques. You will work with a blend of stock video footage and your own original video footage. The project is focused around creating content to the standards required for on-line services streaming such as YouTube.

Art & Design: Web Content – The purpose of this unit is to plan and produce web content that supports the publishing of your video project on-line. You will learn to produce and edit simple web based content and create and optimise graphics for on-line delivery.

You will participate in lecturer led presentations and demonstration of practical techniques. Classes will take place in a well-equipped computer studio at a College campus where you will have access to industry standard software for 2D animation, video production and web editing. You will work towards a series of projects that will involve work in sketchbooks that will be translated in digital animation. Evidence will be produced continually throughout delivery of the NPA.