Summary of course
Our programme in Games Design will provide you with an opportunity to begin your journey in the games design industry. Using industry software and hardware in our purpose built PC suites will give you the best possible start.
You will have the opportunity to create ideas for games, as well as study how games work. You will look at what people do in the games design industry and learn how to plan and market your game. By the end of the course, you will have a range of skills that will prepare you for your next step, as well as gaining transferable skills relevant to broader fields.
Delivery methods will include practical workshop sessions on motion graphics, animation, web design and games testing. Classroom-based theory sessions are supported by IT and computer-based research, educational visits to industry trade fairs and other games industry-related events.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
Specialist Units: The units you will study are likely to include:
- Introduction to creative media methods and skills
- Introduction to production techniques in creative media
- Understanding an audience in creative media production
- Contextual research for creative media production
- Exploring audio production and technology
- Exploring visual production and technology
- Exploring interactive media production and technology
- Personal project and presentation in creative media production
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
How is the course assessed?
This course is assessed through internal assessment through submission of coursework via google classroom.
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in studying towards working in the games design industry and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in Games Design.
Progression and Career Opportunities
After studying the new UAL Level 2 Games Design at Northampton College you will have the opportunity to further your aspirations by progression on to our Level 3 Games Design or Animation programme.
Entry Requirements for new students
Four GCSEs at Grade 3 [D] including English Language or Literature and Maths, or an appropriate Level 1 programme with Functional Skills English and Maths at Entry 3
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.
General Info (materials required for the course)
We would ask you to be prepared to pay for materials and trips at enrolment. The fee is currently £50 to cover trips to the EGX Gaming Conference during the year.