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Video Game Development Level 3 Extended Diploma at Lowestoft College

Course description

The course boasts a diverse mixture of games design, art and development. You will develop skills using industry standard software and technology to conceive and create functioning games for multiple platforms. An ideal student for this course is one who is hardworking and motivated with a keen interest in the world of Computer Game Development. Prospective students should consider themselves to be creative, have some skill at drawing and play computer games.

Course content

By the end of your first year you will have produced a variety of game ideas and playable games for mobile devices and PC. You’ll develop your talents in concept art, idea generation, 2D game engines (such as game maker and construct 2) and you’ll also be introduced to 3D game creation and the theory of games. 
In the second year you will work with increasing independence as you prepare for Higher Education and the world of work. You will study professional practice, portfolio preparation and finish your qualification with a final major project and a real exhibition. 
You will be expected to work independently on projects away from the College.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at A* to C or acceptable alternatives; these must include English Language. You will need to bring a portfolio of your work to your interview.


Your progress will be continuously monitored, assessed and verified by your tutor. You will keep a record of your achievement in a portfolio, which, together with your final outcomes/artworks, will be verified externally by the Examining Board.

Future opportunities

The next step could be a degree in games development or other Higher Education course within the games field including illustration, animation, design, programming or asset creation amongst others. Career opportunities include animator, modeller, games artist, game designer and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft College directly.

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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