Over two years you will work in teams on project briefs designed to develop your team working, communication and critical thinking skills.
Maths and coding are taught, not as stand alone subjects, but in the context of the art, design and creation of games, animation and VFX. We welcome artists and scientists in equal measure!
This course will provide you with practical knowledge and experience and by working through projects designed and created by industry professionals you will learn the techniques and skills required and used by industry.
The course is for you if you are interested in games and software development including programming, 3D modelling, 3D animation and graphics. You will develop your skills in using a range of software and programming languages.
You will cover the following elements to develop your games design and development skills, making games as you go:
• 3D Modelling in an industry standard environment (Maya)
• VFX animation
• 2D games design and production
• Digital graphics
• Drawing concept art for computer games
• Computer game platforms and technology
• Story development for computer games
Our courses are tailored to you
All you need to do is apply for the subject of your choice and we will work out the level of course with you, using your predicted and actual GCSE results and other qualiﬁcations. Maths and English are essential subjects, if you missed out on gaining an A-C grade at school these will be studied alongside your main course to give you more opportunities in the future.
Whatever level you need to start at, if you just missed out on a grade or if you need more stretch and challenge, our courses will be tailored just for you to ensure your learning success.
There are a range of university courses available to you after completing a games design course. Students may choose to progress their knowledge of the industry further at university, while others seek employment in the field.