About the Course

SCCB is the only college in Birmingham to offer this definitive course for skills in the Games, Animation and Visual Effects (VFX) industries.

You will develop a fusion of creative and technical skills and understanding of these 3 related areas, one of the fastest growing and most exciting in the media, film and digital industries. You will learn everything needed to work in the visual effects sector for TV, film and games design/development.

Because it’s industry-led, you will gain more technical skills, industry working practice, project and production management, including Agile and Scrum techniques, as well as researching the emerging technology or commercial trends of this fast-paced, evolving industry. At the same time, through conducting research, completing presentations, essay writing and controlled assessments ensure you will acquire the study skills for independent learning in HE. 

Progression routes

Knowing they have the sought after skills and knowledge this dynamic industry demands, students on successful completion of the Next Gen Extended Diploma, complete with a strong portfolio and personal development will provide confident progression into a higher apprenticeship, gain employment or achieve a relevant university course offer.

Course duration

2 years, full-time.

Courses available

AIM Awards Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills