About the College

Doncaster College is one of the largest providers of post 16 education in South Yorkshire, offering a wide range of vocational college courses and apprenticeships, with progression routes right up to University level.  Their Hub campus sits in the heart of the town centre, providing excellent industry standard facilities and experienced teaching to ensure you gain the skills needed to take your next step.

If you would like to speak to us about NextGen at Doncaster College, or anything else related to the Creative and Digital Industries, please get in touch with us on getcreative@don.ac.uk.

About the Course

The Games, Animation and VFX sectors are academically stretching but vocationally focused. The NextGen / AIM Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills teaches the fundamental up-to-date skills and knowledge identified by employers as necessary to succeed in these industries. NextGen students learn directly from industry through inspiring masterclasses with professionals, live industry briefs, events, work placements, and more. All while learning and mastering industry standard software, it is the tried and tested route of getting into the skills pipeline.

The course was developed in 2015 by NextGen with industry collaboration from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Microsoft, Ubisoft Reflections, The Imaginarium, Blue Zoo, Framestore, DNEG, Centroid and MPC. NextGen are always expanding and have since added Creative Assembly, Sumo, and Playground Games to their roster of supporters. This cohort of some of the biggest studios in the creative industries continues to support, update and guide the course and its content.

Progression routes

Knowing they have the sought after skills and knowledge this dynamic industry demands, students on successful completion of the Next Gen Extended Diploma, complete with a strong portfolio and personal development will provide confident progression into higher education, a higher apprenticeship, or straight into work.

Course duration

2 years, full-time.