Course Type: Full Time

Level 2 Games Design Essentials

  • Course Code AAA0551
  • Start Date 3rd September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

If you like to play computer games, or have ideas for creating your own, this course is for you.


The UK games industry is the third largest in the world and is going from strength to strength - you can be part of this dynamic cutting edge sector!


We’re looking for students who are interested in developing their games design skills. Don’t worry if you feel you can’t draw to a high standard already, as we’ll teach this – you just need to be willing to learn.

  • Create and complete full games.
  • Create and design assets, environments and characters for games.
  • Learn how to create animations.
  • Develop sound production skills.
  • Develop narrative writing skills.
  • Learn digital design techniques

We'll also help you to develop your confidence, motivation and vocational skills, to give you that edge and to help you progress on to the Level 3 Games course or get a job.


An interview is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment using class based assignments and portfolio of evidence

How will I be taught?

A mixture of classroom, practical and workshop work.

Qualifications needed

2 GCSEs grade D (3) or above, ideally including maths and English or equivalent.

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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