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Level 3 Games Design at Keighley College

Course description

Computer and video games are the fastest growing, most exciting art form of the 21st Century. On this course, you will come up with game ideas to engage the players of the future, and learn the skills to make these ideas reality. You will be introduced to the practical skills involved in Games Design and gain an understanding and knowledge of the skills required to work in the industry.

You will produce your own games and gain a deep understanding of why existing games work (or sometimes don't work). You will produce 2D and 3D games, develop game story ideas and work to real world deadlines. You will also design and animate computer game graphics and game assets (levels, characters and props) using 3D software.

The course is based around the use of industry-standard software, such as Flash, Maya, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Course content

Take the opportunity to learn about the different areas of games development, ranging from computer programming and computer hardware, to graphics and web development.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to appreciate the effort required to create computer games. The majority of our students progress to study further at university, while others seek employment. The course is for you if you are interested in games and software development including programming, 3D Modelling, 3D Animation and graphics. You will develop your skills in using a range of software and programming languages.

There is also a strong focus on website development including client and server side programming and design. You will develop the personal and organisational skills required by employers and universities.

Entry requirements

Students need one of the following: 5 GCSEs C or above including English Language A level 2 First Diploma at Merit or above including GCSE English Language at C or above or a level 2 Functional Skill in English

Students should:

  • Be able to communicate ideas and opinions in a spoken, written and visual context
  • Be confident with computers
  • Be able to work as an individual and as part of a team
  • Be able to organise themselves and work to deadlines


All the programme units are assignment based (both practical and written).

Future opportunities

Successful students have progressed to university to study specialist subjects such as:

  • Games design
  • 3D modelling
  • Graphic design
  • Concept art
  • Computer animation
  • Special effects
  • Film making
  • Interactive media
  • Web development
  • Computer programming

We will support you in UCAS applications and progression to work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2018
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