Games Development | UAL Diploma | Level 2
Why this course?
This specialist games course allows students to explore and develop creativity within a stimulating environment, through a mix of practical and theoretical learning, supported by industry experts. 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.
You will have the opportunity to work on real live projects commissioned by internal and external clients and have the opportunity to specialise based on your interests and skills.
You will work in top-of-the-range facilities with access to industry-standard software
To see examples of student work from the Games Development department, please explore these links:
Sketch Fab - interactive digital models/designs
A few examples of work from our highly successful alumni:
Ben Cottage - environment artist
Regan Ware - hard surface 3D modeller/programmer
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 2 if you have at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English or maths.
If you do not have these grades start at Level 1.
- Design and production
- Games platforms
- Games history
- Graphic design
- Animation (2D/3D) and sound
- Programming and logical problem solving
Why this course at Northbrook College?
- Industry-driven course content
- Industry-level hardware and software
- High level success rates
- Excellent progression routes
- Industry specialist staff
- Opportunity to specialise
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 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.
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 2 you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma and then the Extended Diploma.
- 3D modeller
- Concept artist
- Level designer
This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:
- You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
- AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying.
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Course is 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 in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £343 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £549 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 £17,004 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