Games & Animation

The games industry is now worth more to the UK economy than video and music combined. If you are interested in games development, animation and visual effects, but are not quite ready to study a Level 3 course, then this is the ideal foundation programme for you to develop those skills and get a taste of what this exciting industry is all about. ‘Students studying games art use industry-standard software and develop appropriate technical skills to create a 3D treasure chest for an online game.’ Ofsted, 2018
Learner:School Leaver (16-19 Full-time)
Subject:Games Development
Duration:1 Year(s)
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About the course

You will learn to use the basic tools of digital graphics software, analyse and compare computer and video games and understand digital video editing and animation. This is a one year course, which will help develop a range of important industry-relevant skills, techniques and understanding, required to progress in the creative media industry and for the production of games. This course will guide you through all the stages of games production including researching, comparing and analysing current games, story writing, character and design level design, through to 2D and 3D animation, 3D modelling and games engines. You will also find out about the jobs and career paths within the industry. You will learn in the heart of Birmingham’s creative district of Digbeth and have the chance to get involved in exciting projects and work experience opportunities both within the college and for external organisations.

• Digital games production
• Animation for digital media
• Digital testing
• 3D modelling
• Digital games production
• Digital graphics
• English and maths Assessment: You will be assessed internally and externally

What do I need?

You will require 4 GCSEs grade 3 and above including English and maths.

Where can I progress next?

You can progress on to one of our Level 3 courses, such as TV and Film Media Production; Animation, Games and VFX; Art and Design or Photography.

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Games & Animation
Digbeth Campus
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Full Time
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