With its focus on games development, this exciting and practical course is designed to provide you with the core technical, practical and creative thinking skills required by the global computer games development industry.
As well as giving you the necessary skills to develop, produce and publish games titles, it also provides you with the underpinning skills required for study at higher levels.
During your course you will use industry-standard software such as the Unreal and Unity game engines, working on cutting-edge hardware with RTX graphics capabilities. You will also get the chance to develop coding skills, learn about level development pipelines and games mechanics design and implementation.
You’ll cover 3D modelling skills and develop an understanding of computer graphics fundamentals. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to develop a number of other pre-production, production and theoretical skills. Using professional techniques acquired through practical and theory sessions and projects, you will develop a portfolio reflecting your personal strengths, which will build a foundation for you to choose a specialist route into university or the industry.
This 2 year course includes projects that cover:
- 3D environments
- 3D modelling and texturing
- 2D/3D animation
- Adobe Photoshop
- Audio production
- C++ programming
- GameMaker Studio 2.
In addition, you will have access to the College’s wide range of learning resources including a specialist technical workshop and dedicated gaming and IT suite. You will develop employability skills through work placement opportunities and by attending networking events with local employers and participating in events and competitions organised by local universities.
In your second year, you will be involved in the Enterprise and Digital Industries end-of-year show where you will be able to showcase your best work to the general public, local employers and universities.
There are no external exams on this course; you’ll be assessed by practical and written assignments, presentations and recorded work which provide a dynamic portfolio to open opportunities in Higher Education or employment.
Availability & Enrolment:
School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.
If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.
If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).
* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.
It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.
For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.