IT is the ideal course for youngsters wanting to be future Walt Disneys.

From next year students at Brockenhurst College in the New Forest will be able to study for an A level in cartoons.

Students will explore historical and modern contexts of animation.

They will investigate a host a works from some world’s top animators as part of their course.

Notable works such as the science fiction cartoon Rick and Morty, Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit, and Disney films will all be on the agenda for students to study.

Pupils will also learn animation techniques including stop motion, rotoscoping and 3D title sequencing.

Head of curriculum in art, design and photomedia at the college, Tom Hamilton, said: “We already have a popular animation enrichment option, so expanding this offering to A Level offers even more opportunities.

“Students who opt to study this exciting new digital course will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and be taught by lecturers who have professional and academic backgrounds within the creative sector.”

The new course will make its debut in the 2019/20 academic year and will see the college expand its sixth form learning provision further.

Animation is a growing media area, and the new programme is designed to help students pursue careers in film production, graphic design and app design, among other areas.

Brockenhurst College delivers a wide range of A Level, vocational and apprenticeship programmes.

It also provides a higher education programme, skills and training courses for adults, as well as bespoke services to business.

The college has over 3,000 16 to 19-year-old students and around 5,000 adult learners.