See below for information on up coming courses in July
BIM Academy – Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 Training Course
The Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 course is delivered by one of BIM Academy’s registered ATC Instructors using a combination of presentations, interactive sessions and videos to provide a comprehensive and stimulating three day course. You will begin by learning the basic 3D modelling tools and progress to producing complete project documentation by the third day. In addition you will be introduced to the Revit’s concept massing tool and cover the key principles of object library creation.
Jisc Digital Media – introduction-to-3d-modelling
There is no end of 3D modelling software available. The cost of software ranges from free to many thousands of pounds. Some packages are tailored for particular applications (e.g. engineering CAD programmes, architectural visualisation or the building of models to later print on a 3D printer).
It’s generally best to avoid learning 3D by using restricted or ‘cut-down’ trials of very expensive software (unless you have a large budget!). Such trials are often tempting as they make getting started very easy but you may feel, after committing many hours to learning how to model, that you then have no choice but to invest in that particular package. This is a shame because some excellent and free software exists.
Before you commit a significant amount of time to creating any kind of digital content (not just 3D models!) you should be aware of how you’re going to export your content. This might seem like the last thing you’d need to worry about before you begin, but ask yourself: would you begin to use a word processing package which had no means of saving or printing documents?
It would be very frustrating, after you’ve spent a week building your detailed replica of the Taj Mahal, to realise the only way to show anyone what you’ve achieved is to have them buy, download and install the same 300mb software package you have been using.
BSc (Hons) Computer Animation – University of Portsmouth
This course will give you the chance to focus on either the more artistic graphical aspects of computer animation or the more technical side, including programming and scripting. Both pathways will enable you to learn about the practical and theoretical aspects of the animation industry, from traditional animation to modern 3D animation.
This course mirrors many industrial processes and creative practices, equipping you for some of the most exciting jobs in today’s media industries. Potential employers include the animated film, TV, computer games and visualisation industries.
This is one of the few institutions in the UK that is NUKE accredited by the Foundry. NUKE is a compositing software package used throughout production in the computer animation industry to mix computer graphics with live action film.
We offer a range of salaried professional placements as part of your degree. You can gain invaluable work experience to help you prepare for your graduate employment. The University can provide you with advice on how to secure a work placement that matches both the needs of your degree and your future career plans, as well as giving you useful links and contacts.
Interested in running your own business instead? We also offer students the chance to start-up and run their own company for a year as an alternative to the traditional work-based placement. Students who choose this option often start-up their companies with fellow, like-minded students, working together, as a bona fide operation, in an attempt to build a successful venture. The Faculty and University provide mentoring and support throughout the year.
BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation – Open University Degree
Design and innovation have a huge impact on society well beyond the creative industries – finding solutions to problems that affect every aspect of our lives. This ground-breaking course features online design studios, social networking, and inspiring study materials, and each module has a significant practical component. Alongside design and innovation you will study a complementary subject – choosing from arts, business, engineering or environment – to gain knowledge and skills that will be useful in a wide range of careers.
Your first design module introduces the basics of the design process and creative thinking. You’ll sketch and model prototypes and present your portfolio of work in an online design studio, and investigate issues such as: design and the individual, design and society, and the global impact of design. You’ll then study your chosen second subject.
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