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Games Design Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Art, Design and Photography

Level: 3

Start Date: 04 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 years


Level 3

Who is it for

The computer games industry has become one of the fastest developing disciplines across the globe. Learning how to design games covers a wide range of skills, and you will be exploring and developing the fundamental tools required for game design, including 3D modelling, Sound design, level design, texturing and designing a game using Unreal Engine.
Grow as the industry grows and research gaming for developing technologies like AR and VR.
Craft stories and narratives to take the player into the world you have created and design the sounds needed to bring that world to life.

What will I need

Four GCSE at grade 4 or above –
Mandatory: English and Maths
Preferred: Art, Graphics, Computer studies/IT, Media studies.

What is covered

Year 1: A1 and A2
Year 2: B1 and B2

How is the course assessed

All units are assessed via coursework, over a 2 year program of study. There are 2 units to complete per year, with the first unit being delivered across three smaller projects (see below)

A1 Skills Development: 3 x assignments
A2 Creative Project: 1 x assignment

B1 Personal Progression: 1 x assignment
B2 Creative Industry Response: 1 x assignment

Work is assessed at Pass, Merit, and Distinction level. The qualification carries UCAS tariff points allowing learners to move on to Higher Education (University degree programs).

What can this course lead to

Environment artist, texture artist, game designer, 3D Asset creator, 3D Realtime skills. Sound engineer, Artist. Marketing and promotions. Game Programmer.

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