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Games Design at Grimsby Institute

Course description

Technology and science are rapidly transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves.

The advances in Computing & Games Design make it easy to see why this is one of the top growth areas for jobs in our region over the next seven years.

 

Course content

You will work on

  • digital graphics
  • games platforms and technologies
  • designing games stories and characters
  • games promotion
  • interface design
  • 3D modelling and animation
  • and building 2D and 3D games.

You will also learn

  • to analyse communication and design
  • understanding how games are produced
  • how games production teams operate

You will put these skills into practice during work experience placements.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.

The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.

Entry Level 3 Programmes

No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from the Foundation Learning Assessment Team.
 

Level 1 Programmes

GCSEs grade E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
 

Level 2 Programmes

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.
 

Level 3 Programmes

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.

Future opportunities

If you want to stay local, you could choose to study at University Centre Grimsby and choose the Computing Technologies route or BA Games Design and Development, one of our popular programmes that has seen games created by learners being launched by major software companies.

Universities across the UK run a wide range of courses in varying computing disciplines that can lead you to a fantastic career in this fascinating and ever-changing industry.

  • Operations Technician
  • Games Designer
  • IT User Support
  • Systems Analyst
  • Platform Designer
  • Computer
  • Programmer
  • Web Developer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimsby Institute directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016

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