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Access to Higher Education: Games and Development (19+) — Full-time

Course outline

You’ll learn techniques that plug you straight into the industry, from the design of a game through to app development, ranging from digital production techniques and creative disciplines, including:

  • Computer games platforms and technology
  • 2D/3D modelling
  • Computer game engines
  • Introduction to Computer Programming
  • Concepts for artwork used in computer games
  • Digital Animation
  • Audio for Games
You can expect a course that offers a broad range of practical study, using great facilities with industry standard equipment and software. You’ll complete various assessments throughout your study resulting in a final industry standard games show-reel where you’ll showcase your work professionally.

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

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How to apply for this course

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Location Date
111 Canal Street
Nottingham
NG1 7HB

Start: Monday 25th September 2023

Course code: C021875 / Q021876

Qualification

CAVA Level 3 Access to HE Diploma

Duration

1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You must be aged 19 or over to apply for this course.

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification with English and Maths GCSE grades 9–4 (A*–C).

It is not possible to study both GCSE English and Maths on this course.

Teaching & assessment

Learning is assessed in a variety of methods to prepare you to study at university. This may include an extended essay, timed assessments under controlled conditions and report writing.

Progression

Choose to follow with further study at degree level in:

  • Games art
  • Multimedia
  • Digital media
  • Design or games development

Here at Nottingham College we offer a foundation degree in Digital Design, and a top-up degree in Digital Media Design.

Job opportunities include:

  • App developer
  • Programmer
  • Games tester
  • 3D modeller
  • Animation specialist
Additional information

You may be eligible for funding for this course. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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