October 21st, 2016

Top student hoping to draw on her success

Top student hoping to draw on her success Top student hoping to draw on her success

A WOULD-BE animator is hoping to draw on her success after being named Leamington College’s Student of the Year.

Amber Silcock was honoured at a recent awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of students in the Warwickshire College Group.

Games art student Amber from Leamington was presented with a certificate and award by college principal Angela Joyce.

The 18-year-old admitted she had never expected to win but a passion for big studio animation films had inspired her decision to study games art.

She said: “I came to the college for a taster day and from that moment on, I decided that was definitely what I wanted to do.

“Everything on the course has been a highlight – everything I’ve learnt has been completely new, and I’ve enjoyed experimenting with my own ideas, hearing from industry experts, entering competitions, and even taking part in a games jam.

“It was a real surprise I was chosen as student of the year – I feel so honoured. My mum was in tears!”

Ms Joyce, said Amber’s determination had really impressed.

She added: “As well as getting distinction grades across the board, Amber has also entered the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition, shown her work to game studios for feedback, entered 3D animation competitions, and taken part in every extra-curricular opportunity offered.”

Amber plans to continue at the college – studying the Games Art Foundation Degree – before attempting to secure a position in the 3D modelling or animation industry.