Digital Futures and Interactive Media students showcase their cool and cutting edge skills that they have learnt across a number of projects in animation, digital film making and VFX, digital projection mapping, 3D modelling and game design, motion graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality. Students have been mastering industry standard software applications such as After FX, Premiere Pro, Animate, Illustrator, In-design, Unity, Blender and Mad Mapper along with using and understanding industry standard equipment and processes.
This brand new course is designed for students who have a keen interest in interactive media, computing, digital and future immersive technologies. We’ve developed our new digital curriculum in collaboration with employers and digital industry experts. You will be immersed in specialist digital disciplines, supported by expert staff who are also creative technologists and working in the industry.
The course will support you to develop a unique body of digital work and explore many ways to apply it in the real world. Inspired by live employer projects and industry visits you will create your work on the high-end PCs and Macs running industry standard creative software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, DragonFrame, Cinema4D and Unity 3D.
The first year allows you to develop your confidence in a range of digital skills, and the second year gives you a chance to move into specialist areas, where you can focus on specific digital and interactive pathways that interest you most. Your choice of specialism for your second year might include:
– Virtual and augmented reality
– 360 Audio and video production
– App design and build
– Website creation
– Motion graphics
– Green screen and motion capture
– 3D Digital modelling
– Computer Games Design and Production
– Digital story telling including short film making
– Large scale projection mapping
– UI (User Interface design) and UX (User Experience design)
– Social Media content
Whether you want to be a digital content creator; design computer games, websites, apps, or motion graphics; or work in technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, this course will empower you for a digital career.
The programme is designed for students who are excited by innovative opportunities in the digital realm. They may have taken a school subject in computing, design, media or STEM, and want to pursue a career in this dynamic sector.
By studying Interactive Media and Digital Futures at HCA, you will join our creative community built on collaboration, innovation, and ambition. for our students.
Through our dynamic digital workshops and teaching sessions, excellent support and fantastic facilities, we will encourage you to develop your skills, be innovative and exceed expectations.
Your experience will include working on live projects with professionals within the digital industries, showcasing your work to the public and online communities and taking part in national competitions. You will learn up to date digital skills, have the opportunity to go on college trips around the UK, and be effectively prepared for progression after the course.
You will experience a wide range of innovative and industry standard technologies and will develop skills relating to an exciting array of digital media based pathways. Our technical and teaching staff will support you to gain a deep level of understanding into the fast moving digital industry.
You will learn both the technical and collaboration skills essential for researching, developing ideas, and designing solutions to meet a brief.
You will become competent in a range of 2D, 3D, web, moving image, audio visual and game engine software applications.
• Drone workshop
• Large scale digital building mapping
• Video mapping with MASH Cinema
• Create and publish a computer game
• Visit to EGX (Games Expo)
• Opportunity to attend ‘Splice’ (audio visual festival in London)
You can achieve a maximum of 168 UCAS points equivalent to 3 A-Levels at A* grade. Students successfully completing this course can apply to the BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation, Graphic & Media Design or Film Making degree course at HCA and a range of other digital media degree programmes at other universities and colleges throughout the UK.
Minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade 9 – 4 (A*- C) or a Merit at Level 2 Diploma. To ensure that you qualify it is highly desirable that you achieve at least a Grade 4 / C or above in English and maths. You will be interviewed by the course team.