Course Teachers

Adam Miller started his career in photography before training in 3D applications and game development software, including Unreal 3 and 4, Blender and 3DS Max. With more than 12 years of teaching experience in colleges across the country and delivering youth workshops in video and editing in London, Adam has spent the last 6 years working closely with students at Gateway College to develop and push innovation in Games Development and Animation courses. We are dedicated to supporting individuals with new emerging technological advances in motion capture and VR development

Trained as an illustrator, David Hallows initially worked in London through a wide variety of publishing houses. With over 10 years teaching experience in FE and HE across many disciplines in the visual arts, he has been transferring his knowledge into animation through Maya, Dragonframe and TVPaint.

About the Course

The Games, Animation and VFX sectors are academically stretching but vocationally focused. The NextGen / AIM Qualifications 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.

Industry engagement is the foundation of the NextGen course, it is written and overseen by world leading Games, Animation and VFX studios. The curriculum has been created and is updated by these employers to meet their current and future industry skills needs. Students learn directly from industry through inspiring masterclasses with professionals, industry set tasks and work experience, special events, and through real industry feedback on their project work.

NextGen students have access to a comprehensive library of online masterclasses, as well as using, learning, and mastering industry standard software. The course prepares learners with the knowledge, technical, and soft skills needed to excel in the next stage of their career path and is the tried and tested route of getting into the creative skills pipeline.

Progression routes

Knowing they have the sought-after skills and knowledge these dynamic industries demand, graduating students of the NextGen AIM Extended Diploma go on to Higher Education, Industry Apprenticeships, or Employment.

Course duration

2 years - Full Time