Mon Sep 02 2024
Day / Time
Are you dreaming of working in the exciting world of game development?
If you're a 3D modeler, programmer, concept artist, animator, or an all-round gaming enthusiast, then our innovative games production course is perfect for you.
The UK games industry is worth an impressive £5 billion and is growing at a rate of 10% per year and with over 20,000 people directly employed, it's one of the most creative, challenging and dynamic career routes you can pursue.
Our course is validated by the world-renowned University of the Arts London (UAL) and other partners like Sumo Digital and INFINITY27, putting you in control of your own progress and allowing you to choose specialisms that suit you.
This will push your potential and give you the confidence you need to succeed in the industry.
We offer you the opportunity to:
Our investment of over £80,000 in the last few years means that we have industry-level kit, software and with PROTO across the road, you'll be learning with the best possible resources and facilities.
Join our innovative games production course and level up your skills to become the gaming guru you've always wanted to be.
Through the University Arts London (UAL) qualification you will build skills, abilities and confidence in the creative process.
You will learn how to reflect on your practice and unlock your creative potential. Assessments are designed to help you be the best you can.
Practical work, concept development, design and how you creatively problem solve will all be developed and you are only graded at the end of each year.
In your first year you will start to learn about the fundamentals of Games Production, building your skills in design, game engines, coding, concept art, AR/VR, sound and 3D modelling.
Where you exel will be highlighted in your Final Major Project.
This will also allow you to reflect on your research, contextual design, presentation and, of course, your practical skills.
Top-up onto the extended diploma in year two and you will advance your skill set and professional qualities building towards the extended final major project.
This will be your chance to show how far you have progressed on the course. Assessed on your professional portfolio of work, you will be ready to progress on to the next step in your exciting career.
Our highly experienced team have worked in this industry and they will help you to level up in 3D, digital and traditional graphics, game engines, code, VR, animation, story and narrative,and audio production, allowing you to get an intimate understanding of the creative design process that powers the industry.
We are keenly aware that college is different to school and our team works hard to create a studio-like environment to prepare you for your budding career in the games and other creative sectors.
We believe that hard work wins, challenges are a good thing, diverse teams make great products and that people do their best when given the opportunities to take creative risks and do what they are passionate about.
“The best part of my job is seeing the students’ progress and develop. When the students produce their first playable game demos, I have such a proud teacher moment!” Heather Penten, Teacher in Games.
We have great links just on our doorstep and we are always looking to bring in new industry partners for you to work with.
We work hard to make these fantastic partnerships with employers to give you valuable experience of the world of work.
You will undertake commissioned work for a range of companies both inside and outside of the games industry.
Career development is central to our courses and we continually work to gain you relevant, real world experience.
Currently we work with leading technology companies such as PROTO, Sumo Digital, Tombola, Atom Hawk and Infinity 27 to name a few.
We also take part, 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 and the gamification of everything.
This is highlighted in our partnership with Northumbrian Water, where students are currently working an exciting range of projects.
Our dedicated Games Department has seen over £80,000 in investment over the last few years to ensure our students are working with industry level kit. Liquid cooled gaming rigs and Wacom Cintqs in our cutting edge Graphic Suite.
You'll use industry standard software such as:
We also have 3 cutting edge Engine Rooms and we also host our own VR lab where you can design and explore cyberspace.
Not to mention our partner PROTO on our doorstep, who allow us access to their 3D image labs and motion capture studios. It is safe to say you will be spoilt for choice.
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
specialist teams can help with:
The Games team will support you throughout the years to take your next steps, be that with us on one of our HNC/HND Games Development courses or alternatively a degree at university including:
“I have gained skills and confidence, made friends, got opportunities to work with professionals. And my VR work was shown in The Great Exhibition of the North… I’m happy!”
Alison Demidova, former Level 3 Games Development student, now studying our HND Games Development
“The more and more I think about it, going onto the second year of the Games course has been the best experience of my life and the smartest decision ever and I know staying longer will only benefit me in the long run!”
Dafydd Moody, Level 3 Games Development student
Four GCSEs at 4 or above including English.
A Digital or Art related subject and maths are also preferred but not essential.
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 490 2246, [email protected] or via Live Chat. Or pop along to one of our Enrolment Events.