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Games Design and Development Course
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Digital Media & Games Design and Development

Games Development is an important industry, Britain's creative talent pool is growing to compete on a global scale. It is important that education in this country responds by producing young people with creative and technical skills to build competitive interactive visual experiences.

South Thames College has a path of courses focussed on the Art side of the games industry, to build skills in concept illustration, 3D modelling, animation and level design, from Level 2 to Level 5.

  • On these courses you can expect to learn how to produce digital illustrations of ideas, model them in 3D Studio Max, and make them interactive using Unreal™ technology.

    From these courses, learners have the opportunity to enter the industry as Environment Artists, Character Animators, Level Designers and Concept Artist.

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  • Games case study Sam Stott

    Sam Stott, Games Development Level 3

    "I have always been interested in the production behind video games so I thought doing a course relevant to this would be really fun and interesting. I enjoy the practical aspects of the course the most, the use of industry standard programmes means that I’m using the same kit as the professionals."

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    Albert Naumovs, Games Development Level 3

    Albert studied games design at De Montfort University. He is now working as a QA tester for games company Traveller’s Tales on projects such as ‘LEGO Marvel’s Avengers’ game.

    "South Thames helped lay the basics for games development as a whole, giving me a wide variety of knowledge that I was then able to transfer into my university games design course. It helped me get to grips with 3D modelling software, animation and games engines, which put me at the top of my class in university."

  • Frazier

    Frazier Khattri, Games Design

    Games design student Frazier is using the skills learned in College outside of class as a successful vlogger and member of FaZe Clan – a YouTube channel dedicated to Call of Duty.

    "It’s really important to study and take the time to come to College alongside all my gaming. I’ve really enjoyed my course and learnt a lot – you get a much broader insight into the different aspects of creating games – it’s been very interesting."

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  • You are 60+ years of age. You may have to pay for materials on some courses
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Please note that if you're applying for a reduced fee, your benefit evidence needs to be no older than two months.
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Aged 19 or older on other benefits eg income support

You may get a discount depending on the type or level of education you've done already. You may have to pay for materials on some courses.

New government funding for 24 and older!!

If you are taking a Level 3 or 4 course, you may be able to get a government loan to cover your course. Find out more here.

There is a College registration fee of £30 but only if you are on a qualification course that is not 'full cost'. You don't pay it if you're 18 or younger or on Active Benefits.


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You can enrol anytime between now and the start of your course using our enrolment form.

In person: Bring your completed form to any of our centres Monday to Thursday: 8.45am-7.00pm (10-4 during College holidays) Friday: 8.45am-4.00pm or Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm with:

  • Evidence of benefits or age(if you are applying for a reduced fee)
  • Payment (cash, cheque, credit or debit card)

By post (only if paying full fee): Send the enrolment form with a cheque or the credit card information completed to:

College Enquiry Unit, South Thames College, Merton Campus, FREEPOST CN2701, London Road, Morden Surrey, SM4 5QX

Please do not send cash in the post. Cheques should be made payable to: South Thames College Corporation. Please note we don't accept Electron or American Express cards.

By phone (only if paying full fee): Call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on 020 8918 7777 with your credit or debit card to hand. You will soon be able to pay online too.


Advanced Learner Loan

If you're 19 or older at the start of this course and you've lived in the UK for 3 or more years, you could get a loan to help with your tuition fees. It's not means-tested, and you won't need to pay it back until you've finished your course and earn over £21,000 a year.

If you get an Advanced Learner Loan to study an Access course then go on to complete a HE course, your loan repayments will be wiped off.

The amount you'll receive depends on the course and tuition fees. The minimum is £300.

How to apply

You can apply for this loan once you've got a place on the course. After you've accepted your place we'll send you a learning and funding information letter which you need to complete your loan application. You can do this online on the website.

For full details about the loan and eligibility, see the UK government website.