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Animation, Film, Games and Creative Media

Animation, Film, Games and Creative Media Overview

Your creative journey starts here, and dive into the dynamic world of animation, games, film, and creative media at Hertfordshire International College. Here, your imaginative storytelling and creative flair can thrive in an environment where dreams meet cutting-edge reality. Utilising the latest tech – from dedicated PC labs to motion capture suites, your student experience here is invigorating and energising.

Our commitment? Equipping you with a solid grounding either via our Foundation programme taught by Hertfordshire International College (HIC) or our integrated First Year pathway with the University of Hertfordshire, leading on to a degree from University of Hertfordshire in film production or animation, turning you into a highly sought-after graduate.

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Why Herts?

  • 1st in the UK for Production Excellence in Visual Effects (The Rookies Top Global Creative Schools, 2023)
  • 2nd in the UK for Production Excellence in Console Games (The Rookies Top Global Creative Schools, 2023)
  • At Foundation Level no portfolios are required.



  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Introduction to Media Technology
  • Practical Study Skills (30 credits module)
  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Specialist Project (30 credits module)

Progression rule to First Year: Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules.

The Foundation Pathways in Animation have specific progression requirements which have been set by the University of Hertfordshire School of Creative Arts.

Students wishing to progress onto the following level 4 integrated (Stage 2) programmes in:
• BA (Hons) 3D Games Art and Design
• BA (Hons) 2D Digital Animation
• BA (Hons) 3D Animation and Visual Effects
• BA (Hons) Comics and Concept Art

Are required to achieve an average mark of 80% (A) in the following Creative Arts modules:
• 0FTC1036/CAF100 – Practical Study Skills,
• 0FTC1038/CAF102 – Specialist Projects 1 and
• 0FTC1041/CAF104 – Introduction to Media Technology.

These requirements are in addition to the standard progression requirements for every HIC Foundation Course – Pass every module with at least 50%.

Students who are unsuccessful at achieving the required average mark in the above modules will be offered an alternative change of course.

First Year (Integrated)

HIC provide subject specialist skill progression classes during First Year (Integrated).

Progression rule to Second Year and Module Information: More information about the University’s degree modules can be found on the University’s Programme Specifications, these are available under the ‘Further Information’ section on the course pages. Progression rules are also outlined in this document.


  • Animator
  • Concept artist
  • Game artist
  • Games developer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • VFX artist
  • Web designer

BA (Hons) 3D Games Art & Design Showreel 2022

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