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Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

3 Years

Minimum Credits:

360

NQF Level:

6

SAQA:

117901

MODE:

Contact Learning

CAMPUS:

Bellville (Cape Town)

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

This is an entry-level vocational qualification that provides students with a sound knowledge base together with specific procedures applied to animation to pursue further studies in this field, or enter this particular niche market. Since this a vocational programme, a balance is maintained between theoretical knowledge and practical abilities. Complementary to this, the programme offers opportunities for learning through exposure to the animation industry by way of compulsory work-based learning.

Once qualified, the student may pursue a career as 3D modeller, colour key artist, concept artist, 3D designer or 3D texture artist. The Diploma in 3D Animation aims to address specific human resource needs in South Africa. There is a need for graduates with the knowledge and practical abilities in all areas of the 3D Animation field.

ARTICULATION POSSIBILITIES:

After successful completion of the Diploma in 3D Animation (NQF 6) the student may articulate to the Bachelor of Applied Arts in 3D Animation (NQF 7).

 

Portfolio Requirements - Diploma in 3D Animation

Stationary Requirements - Diploma in 3D Animation

Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE DIPLOMA IN 3D ANIMATION ARE:

 

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 40% in four 20-credit modules, and a minimum of 30% in English Home Language or First Additional Language; or

  • A National Senior Certificate – Vocational Level 4 (NC(V)) with a minimum of 50% in three fundamental subjects, including English; and a minimum of 60% in three vocational subjects; or

In addition, applicants are required to submit a portfolio of evidence.

 

OTHER ACCESS PATHWAYS:
  • A cognate Higher Certificate (NQF 5) or Advanced Certificate (NQF 6).

 

STADIO is committed to achieving inclusion and to overcome barriers to access and success in higher education. Applicants who do not meet the stated admission criteria, but who have relevant work experience and/or prior learning may apply for admission under the policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). STADIO admits a maximum of 10% per cohort via RPL. The implementation of RPL is context-specific, in terms of discipline, programme and level.  Further information may be obtained from your Student Recruitment Advisor.

COURSE CURRICULUM

1st YEAR MODULES

  • Foundations of Drawing

  • 3D Computer Graphics 1 

  • 3D Animation 1 

  • Drawing 

  • Design in Context 

  • Applied 3D Animation 1

  • Creative Thinking 

2nd YEAR MODULES

  • 3D Computer Graphics 2

  • 3D Animation 2 

  • Drawing for Animation 

  • Entrepreneurship 

  • Applied 3D Animation 2

3rd YEAR MODULES

  • Script Writing for Animation 

  • 3D Computer Graphics 3 

  • 3D Animation 3 

  • Applied 3D Animation 3 

  • Work-based Learning

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:

 

  • Cartoonist

  • 3D Designer

  • 3D Modeller

  • Concept Artist

  • 3D Texture Artist

  • Colour Key Artist

  • Colour Key Artist

  • Render Wrangler

  • Forensic Animator

  • Animation Film Director

  • Visual Development Artist

  • Animated Character Supervisor

  • Post Production Artist & Supervisor

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