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Art, Design, Creative Media & Music

Games Design - P125

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 34 weeks
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Explore your passion for gaming and unlock your creative side with our innovative Games Design course.

Since 2020, the Games industry has made well over £21 billion in the UK alone and continues to grow, with over 2000 active games companies based all over the UK.

Whether you dream of developing immersive worlds, designing compelling characters, or crafting engaging gameplay experiences, this course will provide you with the skills, theory and practical knowledge needed to pursue a career in the dynamic, and rapidly growing, games industry.  

Course Details

This course offers a comprehensive curriculum covering a range of essential topics in game development, including:

YEAR 1

  • Art Fundamentals for the Games, Animation and VFX Industries
  • Core Principles of Games Design
  • Fundamental Animation Skills for the Games, Animation and VFX Industries
  • Fundamental Product Programming Skills
  • Maths and Logic Fundamentals or the Games, Animation and VFX Industries
  • 3D Tools: Creative and Technical 3D Modelling

 

YEAR 2

  • Emerging Technologies/Trends in the Games, Animation and VFX Industries
  • Story/Playboarding
  • Working in the Games, Animation and VFX Industries

This qualification is supported by the following companies: Blue Zoo Animation, Creative Assembly, Double Negative, Framestore, Imaginarium, Microsoft, MPC and Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Throughout the course, you'll work on exciting projects that will showcase your talents and build your portfolio.

 

Entry Guidelines

To enrol in our Level 3 Games Design course, you should have a passion for gaming and creativity.

You will need a relevant Level 2 qualification, plus Maths or English at Grade 4 or above, or, minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 4-9 including Maths or English.

Assessment Method
The course features a mixture of both externally and internally set and assessed units, with one exam per year of the qualification: Core Principles exam (1st year) and Case Study exam (2nd year). All of the units and exams are mandatory to achieve the qualification as there are no optional units. Many of the assessments will feature a mixture of written and practical/digital work as part of an Asset Development Portfolio, which is subject to internal marking and external verification. Assessed units and the overall qualification grade are given as Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Additional Information

Throughout your studies, you'll have the opportunity to engage with industry professional through guest lectures, workshops, and industry visits. Our dedicated tutors will provide guidance and support to help you succeed academically and professionally. Furthermore, you'll be part of a vibrant community of fellow game enthusiasts, fostering collaboration and networking opportunities.

Where can I progress to?

Upon successful completion of the course, you'll have the skills and qualifications needed to pursue various pathways in the games industry. Whether you aim to work as a game designer, 3D artist, level designer, or continue education at university, our Games Design course will equip you with the foundation to achieve your goals.

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Starting 5th September 2024 - Ending - 27th June 2026REF P125Q001

If you are aged 16-18:

Free

This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

This is a full level 3 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

Starting 9th September 2024 - Ending - 21st June 2026REF P125Q001

If you are aged 16-18:

Free

This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

This is a full level 3 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 24/25.


For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form

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