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.
From a fast paced technical football simulated game on a PlayStation4 to a simple tile matching puzzle on an android app a game designer can be involved in the creation of games on many platforms or devices. Depending on the size of a project, a games designer can work in a team of over a thousand members. For instance, the Grand Theft Auto game needed such a large studio it had to work over multiple sites and had approximately a thousand-person team. At South Thames College, our expert tutors focus on developing our students creative set of skills in the design and production stages of Games Development, whilst also getting to grips with the latest equipment.
You'll be assessed by practical and written assignments, presentations and recorded work.
Four GCSEs A*-C/9-4 with English and maths at A*-D/9-3; 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.
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Games Design and Development