90 or 180 Credit Course
Achieve a 90-credit diploma in your first year of study then top up to 180 credits on the extended diploma in the second year. The extended diploma gives you much more detail on the subject — it's the same as three A-levels and is a great route into university. If you already have 90 credits from another college, you can choose to top up to the extended diploma with just one year of study.
Looking for a career in games design? The course will teach you to develop creatively through the use of industry standard 2D and 3D design software in the areas of concept art, 3D modelling, 3D animation, level design and texture design. The course will give you design and production skills that are highly sought after in the videogame, visual effects and digital animation industries.
You'll be assessed by practical and written assignments, presentations and will be expected to maintain a blog to document your progress.
Four GCSEs A*-C/9-4 with English and maths at A*-D; OR a relevant Level 2 diploma at least at merit plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.
For international students, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each section) or equivalent. Find out more in the international pages.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
From the 90-credit diploma move up to the extended diploma. From the extended diploma, progress to the BTEC HNC Level 4 in Game Animation, apply to university or start a career in one of the many digital industries.
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Games Design and Development