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Access to Higher Education: Games Design (19+) - Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if gaming is your thing, you are aged 19+ and you dream of creating the next best-selling game and seeing your name on the credits.

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
  • 3D modelling and animation
  • App development
  • Designing tests for computer games
  • Computer game engines
  • Programming
  • Concepts for artwork used in computer games

You can expect a course that offers a broad range of practical study, using great facilities with industry standard equipment. You’ll complete various assessments throughout your study resulting in a final industry standard games show-reel and an end of year show where you’ll showcase your work professionally.

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

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How to apply for this course

Apply online now to start this course in 2022/23.

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Location Date
Stoney Street
Nottingham
NG1 1NG

Start: 26th September 2022

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.

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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