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Our Level 2 course explores the exciting, expansive, and rapidly changing
world of computer games design. As a student, you will cover a broad range of
subjects to give you a grounding in the core skills needed to work in this
sector with the potential of moving onto a Level 3 course.
The final project is designed to simulate the pressures and excitement of working as a professional games designer. We aim to simulate the atmosphere and expectations a learner will find within employment in the working world.
On the course, you will be taken through a process in which you learn about the computer games industry, the audiences and products of the sector, and how to create simple computer games. Units that you will study include:
- Research and development techniques
- Production and development of concept and digital art
- Audio production and editing
- Fundamentals of programming
- Design and develop your own 2D computer games.
This Level 2 course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus. As well as our Stroud campus in the centre of Gloucestershire, surrounded by the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The campus is a short walk from Stroud train station and easily accessible by bus.
What do I need to join?
Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, with English and maths being desirable or a relevant Level 1 qualification. We also expect to see a portfolio of art or games design ideas at your interview and you may be asked to write a short review of a computer game you have played.
Maths & English
A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is achieving a good standard of English and Maths. Therefore, learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their main course.
The end of course project is designed to simulate the pressures and excitement of working as a professional games designer. We aim to simulate as closely as possible the atmosphere and expectations a learner will find when they leave us and find employment in the working world.
What can I do next?
Successful leaners can progress to study Level 3 Computer Games Design or onto other courses at Level 3. High achieving learners may find entry level employment in the industry.
course information last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2024 @ 10.52am (9 hours ago)