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I want to become a 2d animator and I'm not sure if I should choose triple btec media or just a levels. If I choose btec media will I still be able to get accepted into a 2d animation course at uni if my portfolio is good enough?
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Why bother with btecs just pick three relevant a levels
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I want to become a 2d animator and I'm not sure if I should choose triple btec media or just a levels. If I choose btec media will I still be able to get accepted into a 2d animation course at uni if my portfolio is good enough?
Do you mean an extended diploma? If so then an art & design ED btec would be a better choice than media. 2d animation requires rock solid drawing skills which you would need to develop in your own time if you take a media btec.
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Do you mean an extended diploma? If so then an art & design ED btec would be a better choice than media. 2d animation requires rock solid drawing skills which you would need to develop in your own time if you take a media btec.
my school stopped offering the art & design extended diploma btec so I have to do a level fine art, graphics and another subject instead
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I want to become a 2d animator and I'm not sure if I should choose triple btec media or just a levels. If I choose btec media will I still be able to get accepted into a 2d animation course at uni if my portfolio is good enough?
Hi Tomi007!

My name is Rohnak, and I've just completed my first year of BA The Art of Computer Animation at Escape Studios. I'd be happy to share some advice with you regarding the application process for animation-centric courses at university.

Regarding the decision of which courses to take - this usually isn't the most important thing to the people who would be assessing your application. As you probably already know, the key thing is the portfolio; does it show that you are working at the level that the university is expecting? Even if you're doing a vaguely related creative course (I did BTEC Digital Media Production) you will be fine as long as your portfolio is solid. A better way of thinking about your Level 3's would be to ask yourself: "Which courses would teach me the skills that I need to make a really amazing Animation portfolio?". You'll need really strong foundational art knowledge (anatomy, lighting, colour theory) as well as a knowledge of animation software. Pick the course that's most likely to give you the skills you need. Most aren't too fussy about the course you take - as long as you achieve the UCAS point quota they ask you for.

If you have any more questions, Please let me know!

Rohnak
Student Ambassador at Escape Studios
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