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Art & Design (Video Game Environments) UAL Level 2 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

The UAL Level 2 Diploma in Video Game Environments is a fast paced practical, work-related course. You learn by completing cutting edge projects and assignments that are based on realistic industry situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop the skills you need to progress onto Level 3 Game Art. The course is the equivalent to four GCSEs which means when you have finished the course you can choose from a number of Level 3 courses to apply for.

Course content

You will gain a valuable insight into the world of Video Game Environments, which will include: 3D Modelling, Concept Art, Game Design, User Experience, Idea generation, Asset Creation, Game Engine, Unreal Engine 4 and Photoshop Skills. You will also be completing live briefs and building a professional portfolio as well as using and developing skills in the latest industry standard software.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 3 GCSEs at Grade D or a level 1 equivalent qualification in a relevant subject,

achieved within the last 5 years and a demonstrated interest in the area or relevant work experience with a portfolio of Art/Design work including Sketches, 3D Models or Photoshop Work.

All students aged 16-18 without GCSE English and maths at C or above will work towards these qualifications while on their course.

You must bring a portfolio of work to your interview.

As part of the interview process we will be assessing your ability to represent your ideas visually. Please bring a portfolio or samples of your visual work. We are mainly looking for drawings/sketches, sketch books, photos, digital images, graphics, 3D, or a collection of design ideas. Try to avoid anime, Manga and Cartoons, we would much rather see observational drawing. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any of these at the moment; you still have time before the interview date to produce some examples of how your ideas might look visually. Please ensure you bring these with you as if you arrive without them it will mean we cannot offer you a place on the course.

Future opportunities

Level 3:

  • Video Game Environments
  • Digital Marketing with Graphics
  • Social Media for Business
  • Mobile App Design
  • Digital Graphics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • The Arts Centre is located in Liverpool's Hope Street Quarter. This striking Georgian district stretches from the Anglican Cathedral to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and includes a wealth of cultural venues including the Philharmonic Hall, both Unity and Everyman Theatres and some of the best hotels and restaurants the City has to offer. The Arts Centre is centrally located and is within a five-ten minute walk of Liverpool's bus and train stations.

      This campus has established itself as the leading arts teaching and learning institution on Merseyside, providing students with first class creative and digital facilities including specialist arts, drawing, painting and sculpting studios and technical facilities, state of the art design workshops, industry standard recording studios, premier dance and drama facilities, first-class photography work rooms and modern fashion and multimedia studios.

      The City of Liverpool College is a founder college of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills and a lead provider of Fashion courses in the region.