Visual and Creative Arts

HNC 3D Computer Animation


Available at Motherwell


Do you play videogames? Watch movies? Enjoy animated TV shows and films?

If the answer to any of the above is ‘Yes’, then how about learning the skills required to become a Content Creator? This is the Course for any budding Animator, CGI Artist, Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, and the list goes on…

HNC 3D Computer Animation will develop your creative skills and technical knowledge required for a career in a variety of digital development roles including, but not limited to, 3D Visualisation and Animation, 2D Animation, Digital Art and Compositing.

This course is aimed at creative individuals with a passion for film, animation, video games and drawing. It has been carefully designed for those of you wishing to pursue a career in the Creative Industries, particularly within the field of Animation.

You may also be given the opportunity to undertake Autodesk Certified User and/or Adobe Certified exams at our on-site Test Centre.

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Course Information

Successful completion of any of the following NC/NQ courses:

  • NQ Animation and Design
  • NC Creative Industries
  • An appropriate NC/NQ within the Creative Industries


  • One Higher, preferably Art, or relevant National 5 Qualifications and/or other units.
  • Alternatively, other relevant work experience and or prior learning may be considered.

Please note: You will also be required to attend an interview and provide a portfolio of art work demonstrating your drawing/creative skills.

Areas you will study include:

  • 3D Modelling and Animation - including Character Modelling, Environmental Modelling, Animation and Lighting
  • 2D Animation - including Drawing Skills, Digital Art and Compositing/Motion Graphics

Learners will be introduced to industry-standard software including Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe: Animate, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and Illustrator.

You will also develop an understanding of the creative processes involved in the production of animation projects, from concept-art to post-production techniques.

What are you waiting for?

Successful students may and have progressed on to:

  • HND 3D Computer Animation
  • 2nd Year direct-entry to an appropriate University Degree.
    Former students have enrolled on Degree Programmes at Abertay University, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Caledonian University, Glasgow and University of the West of Scotland.
  • Junior positions within the Games, Film & TV or Animation Industries.
  • Freelance commissions.

Classes Available



  • Days
  • 3 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 22 Aug 2022