Games Development | UAL Diploma | Level 1
Why this course?
Based within the exciting and vibrant creative industries department our games development course will allow you to explore and develop creativity within a stimulating environment through a mix of practical and theoretical learning. With topics including 3D modelling, concept art and programming.
This level 1 course provides an introduction to games development and design, you will study historical contextual units and develop your style through practical animation and design modules. You will study programming, learn logical problem solving and gain the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to progress to further study or employment in the fast-moving games industry.
You will have the opportunity to work on real-life projects commissioned by internal and external clients.
alumni Views Ben CottageBen was originally a Level 3 student who had a real passion for games and 3D. He immediately took a liking to the practical units and flourished during the 3D Modelling, Environment Art and Level Design units. He successfully graduated and now works for Splash Damage on various AAA titles.
student Views Charis AntoniaThe best tutors I've had throughout my whole life and I couldn't have asked for a more friendly lot! They taught and helped me to get past what I thought I couldn't do… I'm grateful of the skills I've been taught.
Start at Level 1 if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, including English or maths.
- Design and production
- Games history
- Graphic design
- Animation (2D/3D)
Why this course at the MET?
- Industry-driven course content
- Industry-level hardware and software
- High level success rates
- Excellent progression routes
- Industry specialist staff
- Opportunity to specialise
You will work in top-of-the-range facilities with access to industry-standard software.
Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. The MET's vibrant Creative Industries department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in the region's buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential. Northbrook College has a fantastic track record of progression to prestigious universities after completion of a Level 3 course.
Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook College is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the art & design courses running alongside theatre arts and music courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.
Further study and future careers
After Level 1 you can progress to the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology and then the Extended Diploma.
Future careers include:
- 3D modeller
- Concept artist
- Level designer
This course is also free if you meet the following criteria:
- You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
- You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
- You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £617 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £988 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
- OR if you are working and earn less than £20,319 per year (gross pay)
- You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.
If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: firstname.lastname@example.org | 01273 667704