Computer Games Design

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Achieve more with our fantastic results in Computing & Media

This creative course provides a fantastic opportunity to learn how to create computer games in one of the fastest developing creative industries. You will gain a solid foundation of the creative process involved in character design, conceptual art and visual design aspects of computer games required to convert a game concept into reality. This course is equivalent of up to three and a half A levels.

Vocational

Are you interested in becoming part of one of the most exciting and fastest growing sectors of the creative media industry? Set to be bigger than Hollywood, the Gaming Industry has seen huge growth over the last few years with computer game sales at an all-time high. With incredible advances in technology and creative possibilities, the Games Industry offers a wide range of interesting career opportunities.

You will develop your skills in character design, conceptual art and visual design aspects of computer games and learn about how computer games are designed, developed and produced through both practical and theoretical study. You will learn in our purpose-built design studios with a first-class studio environment equipped with industry-standard media production software and hardware. Ours is the only colleges in the North East with Motion Capture technology.

Creative Games & Media Level 2

Careers in video game production and creative media have never been as in demand. With digital technology and video game sales booming, your ideas can quickly be brought to life. Our Creative Media and Games course will teach you the technical skills to and give you the knowledge and inspiration to explore your own ideas using technologies such as Virtual Reality, 2D animation, 3D modelling, web and graphic design.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

This practical course covers a range of exciting units covering games design, character design, computer game engines, 3D modelling, 3D animation and 3D environments, and many more. The course will culminate in you working with a team to develop your own fully functional multi-level computer game.


How will I learn?

Through both practical and theoretical knowledge.


How am I assessed?

Units are internally assessed coursework which are assessed by your lecturers.


You need:

An interest in working in the games and media industries and a minimum of four GCSEs grade 3/D including English and maths.


Why English and maths matter…

Careers in creative media could require following or writing detailed instructions, writing reports, resizing image dimensions and calculating.


What’s next?

Progress to a relevant Level 3 course or a Level 3 Diploma.


 What else do I need to know?

The course also covers functional skills to help you improve your Maths and English.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


What kit/uniform do I need?
USB memory stick (min 8GB)
Portable hard drive (USB powered)
Sketch pad and pencils
Graphics tablet (recommended)


3 Reasons to join us:

  • Excellent progression to level 3 courses
  • Have fun whilst learning industry standardhardware and software edge design studios
  • Be part of one of the biggest growth sectors

Computer Games Design Level 3

This creative course provides a fantastic opportunity to learn how to create computer games in one of the fastest developing creative industries in the world. You will gain a solid foundation of the creative process involved in character design, motion capture, app game development, retro gaming, conceptual art and visual design aspects of computer games required to convert a game concept into reality.
Attendance: Full-time

Duration: Two years

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale


What will you do?

This practical course covers a range of exciting units covering games design, character design, computer game engines, 3D modelling, 3D animation and 3D environments, and many more. The course will culminate in you working with a team to develop your own fully functional multi-level computer game.


How will I learn?

You will learn through both practical and theoretical sessions.


How am I assessed?

Units are internally assessed coursework which are assessed by your lecturers.


You need:

An enthusiasm for computer games and a minimum of four GCSEs graded between 9-4/A*-C, including English and maths.


Why English and maths matter…

Careers in creative media could require following or writing detailed instructions, writing reports, resizing image dimensions and calculating.


What’s next?

Progress to a relevant Level 3 course or a Level 3 Extended Diploma.


 What else do I need to know?

The course also covers functional skills to help you improve your Maths and English.


How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply


What kit/uniform do I need?
USB memory stick (min 8GB)
Portable hard drive (USB powered)
Sketch pad and pencils
Graphics tablet (recommended)


3 Reasons to join us:

  • Excellent progression to university and high success rates.
  • Gain skills to set you up for working in one of the biggest growth sectors in the world.
  • You will learn industry standard hardware and software.

Career Pathways

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English & Maths

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths. These are essential skills that all employers value. Your tutor can answer any questions you have regarding this.

Work experience/employability

We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs. That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all of our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees. We offer a variety of exciting opportunities to gain work experience such as working with a local radio station and much more. Our dedicated online program ‘My Work Search’ will help prepare you for future job opportunities.

Social and personal development

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, putting together and delivering presentations, organisation, research skills and the use of ICT and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Your tutor will be able to tell you more about course specific developments.