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Starts

2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time

Campus

Framwellgate Moor Campus

Duration

2 Years

Level

Level 3

Course code

DIGIF3017A01

Fee Information

Standard Fees of £3697.50 for the first year

Advanced Learner Loan Fees of £7395.00

Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see our Fees and funding page for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Student Finance

If you are aged 19 or over and not eligible to get your course free, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company to help towards the cost of some, or all, of your fees. If the amount of Advanced Learner Loan available to you is less than the Advanced Learner Loan Fee for your course, you would need to pay the difference. See our Funding Your Study page for more information or visit the website to find out more.

Course details may be subject to change.

This games design and development course will allow you to develop the skills and attributes required to kick start a career in the ever expanding gaming industry. The course involves practical sessions and exciting projects where your creativity and individual style can be expressed.Your tutors have first-hand experience of the industry and will provide you with an in-depth insight into games design and development.You will benefit from attending gaming conventions, events and you will work closely with industry professionals.

Additional Costs

You will be asked to make a contribution of £30 to cover resources, trips and visits.

What are the next steps?

You will meet with a course tutor to find out more about the course, discuss which course is right for you and see the facilities. Please bring your GCSE grades/predicted grades or any other relevant qualifications.

Study Aims

This games design and development course aims to prepare you with the practical skills and knowledge to work in the sector.The course will cover:

  • 3D Environments and 2D Modelling
  • 2D and 3D Animation techniques and Concept Art
  • Media Enterprise
  • Visual and Graphic Communication
  • App Production
  • Digital Games Production

Modules Studied

  • Games Design
  • Animation
  • Mobile Applications
  • 3D Modelling
  • Games Production
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Object-Oriented Design (OOD)

Teaching and Assessment

You will be fully supported throughout the programme. Teaching will be a combination of the following:

  • Written assignments
  • Teamworking
  • Live projects
  • Research skills
  • Personal development
  • Lecturers
You will be assessed through completion of a portfolio, as well as assignments and exams.

Industry Links

Your tutors will have first-hand experience of the industry and will have strong links with gaming companies in and around the North East. Our team will continue to develop more exciting links to provide you with fantastic opportunities.

Placement

We work collaboratively with industry and have a dedicated Work Experience team who will support you to find work experience opportunities and placements. We will also support you to source your own placements.Placement opportunities and live client briefs will provide you with an insight into how the industry operates and how your skills will be applied in the world of work.

Where can it take me?