The NextGen / Aim Awards Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation and VFX Skills was developed in partnership with world leading companies including Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Microsoft, Ubisoft Reflections, The Imaginarium, Blue Zoo, Framestore, DNEG, Centroid and MPC.
These companies told us what they are looking for in their employees and we worked closely with Aim Awards to put all these skills in one course. When a college runs the NextGen course, they are joining forces with these OSCAR and BAFTA winning companies to upskill their students from the age of 16 and upwards.
NextGen students are inspired by masterclasses hosted by leading figures in the industry. These are requested by the college’s tutors and take place in the classroom. Previous masterclasses have included:
Students can also obtain valuable practical experience by working to real employer briefs and gain insight with real industry feedback.
We also do live streams with industry professionals sharing their skills online. Previous live streams have included:
Whatever the tutors request, we source the industry professionals to make it happen.
Our partnership with industry means NextGen tutors and colleges are offered unique Continuing Professional Development opportunities via our network of employers. Previous tutor CPD sessions have included:
NextGen students are well placed to go on to university or apprenticeships. We have graduates studying at Abertay, Teesside and many other respected universities. Some graduates choose an apprenticeship in VFX and start working and learning on the job with world beating studios.