Digital Media & Games Design and Development
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.
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."
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 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."