Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
Our game design program offers an ideal beginning for anyone looking to pursue a career in the games industry or to advance their studies further in game design, animation, games art and/or immersive technologies.
You will be introduced to industry standard software such as Unity, Photoshop, Blender as well as the fundamentals of drawing, animation, 3D, games design, tabletop and more. This course equips you with practical skills, techniques, and knowledge crucial for navigating this rapidly expanding industry.
In a nurturing and imaginative setting, you’;ll delve into various disciplines of game design and visual development and how to bring your ideas to life. You will also have chances to collaborate with experts from the industry on real projects such as the Global Game Jam. This contact time with mentors from the games industry is an integral part of the program, helping you gain firsthand experience with those that make games professionally.
Please note that this is reviewed every year to reflect the needs of industry so some parts listed here may differ from the final topic list.
Principles of Animation and Animation terminology
Drawing and Painting fundamentals in Games Art
Photobashing in Adobe Photoshop
Fundamentals of Game Design
Making a Top Down Shooter in Unity
Creating your own Tabletop RPG campaign
At least three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English, maths and preferably a creative subject, plus a portfolio of your creative work and evidence of your interest in the subject.
- 2D animator
- 3D animator
- Game artist
- 3D modeller
- Technical Art
- Level designer
- Games designer
- Project lead
- Freelance artist
You will be assessed throughout your course via practical activity observations, academic coursework and industry placements. Assessments are based around ‘real-life’ projects and industry or workplace scenarios including work experience. Your final grade will be awarded as pass, merit or distinction.
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.