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Digital Art & Animation

Learning about digital art and animation is a fun way to discover digital art, animation and virtual reality. Students learn key concepts such as composition, color theory and animation principles, and will have hands-on activities and projects to apply their new skills.

Beginner
4 week course
Pixel Playground

This course is a playful exploration of pixel art, starting with the basics of digital art and the Piskel interface. You'll learn how to draw and color using pixels, creating vibrant and detailed images. The course then progresses to practical projects, where you'll design your own character, add intricate details and colors, and sketch and fill your own pixelated landscape. This course is perfect for beginners looking to understand and create their own pixel art.

Beginner
4 week course
Virtual Ventures: A Journey into VR

This course takes you on an immersive journey into the world of Virtual Reality (VR). Starting with the basics, you'll learn what VR is and explore Google Cardboard, a simple yet effective VR viewer. You'll then delve into the creation and viewing of panoramic photos, before stepping into various VR worlds. Finally, you'll get hands-on experience trying out VR games, understanding the technology's potential in the gaming industry. This course is perfect for those curious about VR and its applications.

Beginner
4 week course
Mini Artists

Unleash your creativity and step into the vibrant world of art with this engaging course. Dive into 'Colorful Creations' to explore the color wheel, create your own colorful creature, and learn how to design dynamic backgrounds. Embark on 'Shape Adventures' to discover the magic of shapes and use them to build your very own shape city. This course is designed to nurture your artistic skills, stimulate your imagination, and provide a fun, hands-on learning experience. Perfect for budding artists eager to explore and express their artistic potential.

Life Skills You'll Gain

Ready to level up your life skills? Learning about Digital Art & Animation is a great way to do it! Check out some of the abilities you'll develop as you become a pro.

Problem-solving

Requires breaking down complex problems into smaller, manageable tasks, and then finding solutions to those tasks.

Creativity

Allows students to express their creativity by building their own programs, games, art and other digital projects.

Collaboration

Often done in teams, and students learn how to work effectively with others and communicate their ideas effectively.

Digital literacy

Can help students develop their understanding of technology and how it works, which can be useful in many areas of life.

Entrepreneurial skills

Can be used to develop and design websites, mobile applications, software and robots. This can be used to start a business venture or to create a startup.

Technical literacy

Can help students develop their understanding of technology and how it works, which can be useful in many areas of life.

Attention to detail

Requires a high level of attention to detail, as even small errors can have a big impact on the final product.

Aesthetics and design skills

Helps students develop an understanding of composition, color theory and design principles which can be useful in many fields.

Communication

Students learn to express ideas effectively, collaborate, and provide feedback to achieve successful outcomes.

Discover Your Dream Career

Wondering where your Digital Art & Animation skills can take you? Check out these potential careers to discover your options.

Animator

They create the moving pictures you see in movies, TV shows, and video games.

Concept Artist

They draw pictures to help others understand what a movie, TV show, or video game will look like before it is made.

3D Modeler

They create 3D objects and characters on the computer, like the toys you might play with or the characters in a video game.

Texture Artist

They add color, patterns, and other details to 3D models, making them look like they're made of different materials like metal, stone, or fabric.

Rigging Artist

They create a digital "skeleton" for a 3D character, so that the animator can make it move and express emotions.

Visual Effects Artist

They create special effects for movies, TV shows, and video games, like explosions, fire, and other cool simulations.

Motion Graphics Designer

They create animations and special effects for TV commercials, movies, and other videos.

Game Artist

They create the characters, environments, and other visual elements for video games.

UI/UX Designer

They design the way you interact with apps and websites, making them easy and fun to use.

Digital Illustrator

They create pictures using computer programs, like the illustrations you might see in a comic book or a children's book.

Develop Life Skills

Learning about Digital Art & Animation can help students develop a variety of life skills, including:

Problem-solving

Requires breaking down complex problems into smaller, manageable tasks, and then finding solutions to those tasks.

Creativity

Allows students to express their creativity by building their own programs, games, art and other digital projects.

Collaboration

Often done in teams, and students learn how to work effectively with others and communicate their ideas effectively.

Digital literacy

Can help students develop their understanding of technology and how it works, which can be useful in many areas of life.

Entrepreneurial skills

Can be used to develop and design websites, mobile applications, software and robots. This can be used to start a business venture or to create a startup.

Technical literacy

Can help students develop their understanding of technology and how it works, which can be useful in many areas of life.

Attention to detail

Requires a high level of attention to detail, as even small errors can have a big impact on the final product.

Aesthetics and design skills

Helps students develop an understanding of composition, color theory and design principles which can be useful in many fields.

Communication

Students learn to express ideas effectively, collaborate, and provide feedback to achieve successful outcomes.

Pro Interview

Advice from Pros

We also include video interviews with leading Digital Art & Animation professionals and experts, providing students with valuable insights and advice on the world of Digital Art & Animation, as well as a glimpse into the diverse career opportunities available in this field.

Explore Future Career Paths

Learning about Digital Art & Animation can put students on track for a rewarding career

Animator

They create the moving pictures you see in movies, TV shows, and video games.

Concept Artist

They draw pictures to help others understand what a movie, TV show, or video game will look like before it is made.

3D Modeler

They create 3D objects and characters on the computer, like the toys you might play with or the characters in a video game.

Texture Artist

They add color, patterns, and other details to 3D models, making them look like they're made of different materials like metal, stone, or fabric.

Rigging Artist

They create a digital "skeleton" for a 3D character, so that the animator can make it move and express emotions.

Visual Effects Artist

They create special effects for movies, TV shows, and video games, like explosions, fire, and other cool simulations.

Motion Graphics Designer

They create animations and special effects for TV commercials, movies, and other videos.

Game Artist

They create the characters, environments, and other visual elements for video games.

UI/UX Designer

They design the way you interact with apps and websites, making them easy and fun to use.

Digital Illustrator

They create pictures using computer programs, like the illustrations you might see in a comic book or a children's book.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our online coding learning platform for schools provides a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that teaches students the fundamentals of coding and computer science. Our platform features interactive lessons, real-world projects, and personalized support to help students develop essential skills for the 21st century. By using our platform, schools can enhance their curriculum, prepare students for future careers, and promote digital literacy.

Our courses are tailored to the unique needs and abilities of students in different age groups. We offer curriculum for students between 6 - 18 years old.

This allows us to provide age-appropriate content and instruction that best supports students' learning and development.

No prior coding experience is required to use our platform. Our curriculum is designed to be accessible and engaging for beginners and advanced learners alike.

Our platform is web-based and can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. Teachers can create student accounts, assign lessons and projects, and monitor progress and performance. Students can complete lessons and projects at their own pace and receive feedback and support from their teacher or our online community of coding educators.

A digital skill pathway is a collection of courses within a particular field of study, such as robotics, that provides students with an introduction to the field and gradually expands their knowledge and skills in that area.

Our digital skills pathways provide comprehensive education and guidance to students throughout primary and secondary school, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in higher education and in their future careers.

Our platform is web-based and can be accessed on any device with an internet connection. We recommend using a modern web browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari, for the best experience. No additional software or hardware is required to use our platform.

The number you enter for your school during registration depends on your school's country:

  • Ireland: Please enter your School Roll Number. This is a unique identifier for schools in Ireland.
  • UK: Enter the School URN (Unique Reference Number). This is a unique number allocated to all schools in the UK.
  • US: Please enter your school's NCES ID (National Center for Education Statistics Identifier). This is a unique identification number for recognized educational institutions in the US.

Please ensure you input the correct number to ensure accurate identification and registration for your school.

If you are unsure of your school number please contact us and we'll be glad to help.

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