HNC/HND Filmcraft and Animation

The HNC and HND in Filmcraft and Animation are aimed at anyone who wishes to embark on a career in the film, computer games and animation industries. Candidates will understand the role of computer technology in filmmaking and animation, and develop an awareness of the creative process.

They will study Graphic Design, 2D/3D Computer Animation, Digital Video/Audio for Artists and Designers, Life Drawing, Audio Visual Design for film which includes analysis of soundtracks and sound design, Film Studies, Technical Direction, Advanced 3D Animation Motion Studies and Character Design.

Who does this qualification suit

Entry

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre. Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • Higher in Art and Design (or equivalent)
  • GCE A levels in appropriate subjects
  • Specialisms relevant to HNC and HND Filmcraft and Animation, as shown by appropriate qualifications and supported by a portfolio demonstrating relevant skills.
  • Possession of a degree in a suitable discipline, supported by a portfolio demonstrating relevant skills.

Accreditation of prior experiential learning, or other formal qualifications, will be considered on an individual basis by centres. You may be asked to present a portfolio of relevant work.

Candidate Information

HNC Filmcraft and Animation

The HNC Filmcraft and Animation is aimed at anyone who wishes to embark on a career in the film, computer games and animation industries. You will understand the role of computer technology in filmmaking and animation, and develop an awareness of the creative process.

You will also develop study and research, and critical and evaluative thinking, skills.

HND Filmcraft and Animation

The HND Filmcraft and Animation is aimed at anyone who wishes to embark on a career in the film, computer games and animation industries. You will understand the role of computer technology in filmmaking and animation, and develop an awareness of the creative process. You will study Graphic Design, 2D/3D Computer Animation, Digital Video/Audio for Artists and Designers, Life Drawing, Audio Visual Design for film which includes analysis of soundtracks and sound design, Film Studies, Technical Direction, Advanced 3D Animation Motion Studies and Character Design. You will also develop study and research, and critical and evaluative thinking, skills.

Progression

HNC Filmcraft and Animation

Possible employment opportunities for holders of the HNC include: Junior/Trainee Animator; Trainee Storyboard Artist; Runner; Junior Illustrator; Junior Modeller; Junior Clean Up Artist.

There are opportunities to progress into Year 2 of degree programmes. You should check with your centre or the HE establishment before you start your HNC.

HND Filmcraft and Animation

Possible employment opportunities for holders of the HND include: Trainee Designers; Background Artist; Junior Editor; Researcher; Sound Assistant; Trainee Boom Operator; Art Department trainee; Clean Up Artists; Assistant Animator; Design Assistant; Checker; Special Effects Assistant Animator; Production Artist; Graphic Designer; Mac Operator; In-house Designer; Graphic Designer; Senior Graphic Designer; Graphic Artist; Concept artist.

There are opportunities to progress into Year 2 or Year 3 of degree programmes. You should check with your centre or the HE establishment before you start your HND.

Where can you take this course?

Arrangements Documents

Title: HNC/HND Filmcraft and Animation
Code: G92T 15 and G92V 16
Date: Version 05 (May 2017)
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HNC/HND Filmcraft and Animation Arrangements Document