Foundation in Art student Chelsea Hicks from Widnes has been accepted onto the highly competitive 3D Digital Animation and Modelling course at the University of Hertfordshire.
Only ninety places were available on the course and one thousand applicants attended interviews, including many who had reapplied after being unsuccessful last year. Chelsea, formerly of Wade Deacon High School, was the first to be interviewed on the day. After discussing her ambitions and displaying her impressive portfolio, a surprised Chelsea was immediately offered her a place on the course. Immediate offers are very unusual but Chelsea was told by her interviewer “I can see you have the imagination, welcome to Hertfordshire”.
Chelsea, who achieved three A* at A-level in textiles, fine art and graphics, said “I’m looking forward to starting the course but I’m quite nervous as it’s a huge step. I have always enjoyed art and my dream job is to be a concept designer at a company such as Sony Computer Entertainment or Rockstar Games. Getting accepted onto this course is a great way for me to follow that career path.”
“Foundation in Art at Cronton has opened up many new career options for me, it’s given me the opportunity to try lots of new art techniques and create a strong portfolio. The Universities I wanted to apply for required you to do the Foundation in Art course and choosing Cronton has been a really good experience throughout.”
The course is aimed at exceptionally creative individuals and provides students the chance to develop a high level of skill in character design, animation and digital modelling. These abilities are necessary to succeed in the 3D animation industry and employment opportunities can include roles in computer animation, video game design, TV and film production.