Overview top

Games development is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. During this course you will learn how to full plan, prototype and develop professional quality computerised games, utilising the latest industry standard technology.

The course covers a full overview of the industry and the most up to date practices and technology. Using the latest game engines including Unreal Engine 4, Unity 5 and 3ds Max and hardware, you will learn level design principles and then put them into practice building your own working prototypes. These help to build a portfolio of working examples to demonstrate at interviews to aid progression into the industry or help to gain a university place.

Entry Requirements top

From September 2017 entry requirements will be 5 GCSEs grade 5 or above including English and maths.

Assessment top

Practical, essay and coursework.

Professional Opportunities top

HND Games Design, university or employment.

Further Information top

The Creative media and games team are busy preparing and making plans for the start of teaching our HE courses in September 2020. The Covid-19 situation has made this an unprecedented and challenging time for teachers and students alike.  We have been working on new effective approaches to delivering your programme of study next year to take into account social distancing and government guidance where necessary.

We will of course attempt to teach our programmes as normal as possible, however if required it may be necessary to utilise a mix of distance and face to face learning. Digital learning is new for many but has been utilised within the college through Microsoft Teams and can involve taking part in online classes and discussions and completing/submitting assignments from home. You will also have access to some specialist software and equipment if required to enable you to work effectively from home if needed.  Regular online tutorials can also be arranged through Microsoft Teams.

In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact the Programme Leaders if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:

Programme leader contacts:

Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND Creative Media Production (Games Development):

Glenn Stephenson          glenn.stephenson@stc.ac.uk

Although games design experience is not necessary we would recommend looking at the Unreal Engine which you can download for free.

Course Fee: £6165

Start Date: 15th September 2020

End Date: 14th September 2021

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