• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

You will learn to design and conceptualise 3D models and virtual game worlds, learn to plan time and resource to facilitate the production, work as part of small creative teams to deliver a 3D playable demo of your initial idea.

The course will consist of practical and theoretical units, which will provide learners with the opportunity to expand their horizons with the field of Games Development. This course will cover the process of designing game systems that facilitate interactions between players and game worlds, it will involve writing and developing game concepts along with setting up game systems, mechanics and rules within industry led software packages and suites.

Level
Level 3
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
UAL
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

As a Games Design and Interactions specialist course the focus is about creating working prototypes of games and understanding the theory behind the key concepts of designing functional games and mechanics, some of the topics studied during the course are as follows:

  • Gaming history – The development of creation process, theoretics
  • Gaming culture – universal gaming systems, learning board games
  • Game engines – game engine tutoring and exploration of industry led game engines Unreal 4, Unity 5 and Autodesk Stingray
  • 3D graphics – producing 3d assets with software such as Autodesk Maya, MudBox and pixologic Zbrush
  • Level Design – Creation of interactive game level concepts, incorporating player interactions, interfaces and core game mechanics
  • Prototyping games – the creation and development of a concept or idea into a realised
  • Game Design based projects – The creation of 2D & 3D game prototypes exploring interactive elements and coding languages such as C#

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • or First Diploma in Creative Media Production Level 2 at Merit
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview
  • All students will need to present a portfolio of art work at interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.
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Progression and Employment

Opportunities exist to enter the Creative Industries at a Junior Level but further study would be recommended to achieve employment in many job roles including sound designer, concept artist, graphic designer.

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Claire Perkins
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getcreative@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • or First Diploma in Creative Media Production Level 2 at Merit
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview
  • All students will need to present a portfolio of art work at interview.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

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