What career opportunities can this lead to?
The games industry is strong in Europe. The UK is the fourth largest games producing country in the world, after the USA, Japan and Canada. Computer-generated animation features strongly in motion pictures (to create special effects or an animated film in its own right), as well as in aspects of television work, the Internet and the computer games industry. The media industry is massive and provides a huge marketplace for employment opportunities within a wide range of industries.
Direct entry to the industry, although uncommon, is possible for talented students. Progression from this programme can be to university to study degree subjects such as BSc (Hons) Digital Media, BA (Hons) Media Studies, BA (Hons) Media Studies and Entertainment Technology and BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology. You could also progress to BTEC Level 4 / 5 HND in Creative Media at Eastleigh College if you achieve at least an overall Merit grade, alongside a positive tutor reference.