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Are you passionate about computer games and love creating your own?
Our Level 2 Games Design course will teach you everything you need to know about the thriving UK games industry, which is the third largest in the world.
You'll learn how to design and create game assets such as environments, audio, characters and objects, as well as how to use technology to bring your ideas to life.
We're looking for students who are interested in developing their creative skills and understanding of the games industry and its audiences.
Additionally, you'll learn how to plan and research for your project, and how to use creative software such as:
Our practical, work-related course is based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands, giving you a taste of your chosen career and providing a solid foundation for further study.
You'll learn a range of creative media methods and skills, including interactive content creation, sound production, and digital design techniques.
The course will be assessed through 5 projects and then a Final Major Project, which will help you develop your skills and abilities as you progress, getting you ready for your next steps.
So if you're looking to level up your games design skills and be a part of the exciting world of game creation, then this is the course for you!
We work hard to make fantastic partnerships with employers to give you experience of the world of work. This might include project based industry commissions, guest speakers or external event visits.
Career development is central to our courses and we continually work to reflect real world experience in the course.
Currently we work with leading technology companies such as PROTO, Sumo Digital and Atom Hawk, which can lead to work experience opportunities.
We also participate in, and are reigning champions, in a number of externally set Game Jams – they’re our favourite thing!
In addition, we promote a ‘beyond entertainment" approach where your newly developed skills may be transferred into other fields such as games for education or technology roles.
Our dedicated games department has seen over £80,000 of investment over the last few years to ensure our students are working with industry level kit.
You'll use liquid cooled gaming rigs and Wacom Cintqs in our cutting edge graphic suite and industry standard software such as 3DS Max, Unreal Engine 4 and the Adobe Creative Suite.
As well as three cutting edge engine rooms, we also host our own VR lab where you can design and explore cyberspace, along with use of the immersive lab at PROTO across the road.
3 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above or an equivalent qualification, preferably English will be a grade 3/D.
We will consider those with no GCSEs, depending on circumstances and portfolio content. Admission to all our courses are subject to an interview.
To help prepare you for the interview, we would like to see some examples of work, for example you can bring your portfolio or pictures of your work to an enrolment event.
*Please note that if your English and Maths are below a grade 4 then you will have to also attend English and maths sessions alongside the games course.
This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free 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.
For one to one advice, contact our friendly team who will assess your individual circumstances and give you the right information. You can contact them on 0191 4902246, [email protected] or via Live Chat or pop along to one of our Enrolment Events.
Whatever support you need, we’re here for you and will make sure you get the
most out of your time at college.
have expert teams in place to look after every single one of our
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Once you finish this course, you can progress onto our Level 3 course in Games Production (which is equivalent to three A Levels) and on completion of this you could then go onto university, one of our own Hight Education courses, an apprenticeship or into work.
You can find out more about this course by clicking here.