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Level 2 Motion Special Effects

Level 2

Course Code: 2AMFX
Who can I talk to: Mr Pressnell

Students will develop skills to be high level independent creative thinkers, able to establish and generate ​
unique and original concepts which prepare them for industry and tertiary level. ​ Students will develop a wide range of capabilities in the area of moving image, animation and special effects. ​They will take part in practical workshops which focus on the development of animation, film making, ​
game concept design, story writing and the use of special effects and software editing to enhance final resolutions. ​Students will also develop the capability to use industry standard software to a high level to create moving ​image works which can be utilized in the gaming industry and/or moving image industry. ​Students will develop capabilities in Motion Capture, Virtual Reality, Green Screen technology, Digital Painting​ and Animation, whilst at the same time enhancing their independent learning skills for a changing future world. An eagerness to develop skills in moving image, animation, interactive and creative outcomes using industry​
standard digital applications (such as motion capture, green screen technology and virtual reality), some traditional ​animation techniques, conceptual design for moving image and gaming, editing and special effects, imaginative ​story telling. You will see your work realised in a real- world, spatial context. ​

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Students will develop knowledge of the moving image genre, incorporating a practical and theoretical ​understanding of how films are created traditionally, and how developed technology has advanced with use ​of green screen technology, motion capture, virtual reality in the areas of film and gaming. ​Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of storytelling, writing, editing and broadening their ​practical knowledge of the latest special effects techniques within contemporary moving image culture. ​Students will enhance their experience by visiting working film/animation studios and receiving guidance from ​
studio based professional practitioners visiting school. ​

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
AS91325 Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions 4 y y 28-10-2021
AS91324 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within sculpture 12 y y 10-11-2021
as91309 Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to sculpture 4 y y y 21-10-2021
AS91319 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established sculpture practice 4 y y 05-07-2021
AS91314 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to sculpture​ – Internal – 4 y y 31-08-2021
Credits: 28
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? Yes

Entry Requirements

All students welcome.

Course Related Costs

No course costs for students.

Companion Subjects

Art Design, Digital Technology, Photography, Art, Media Studies

Subject Combination Notes

Not applicable