Start your career in Games Technology

Length

Two Years

Level

Level 3

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LOVE GAMES?

SO DO WE!

If you love computer games and would like to develop and programme your own, then this Level 3 Games Technology course is the perfect way to prepare for a creative career or university.

. you will...

LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GAME DESIGN & APPS
Learn about the fundamental design principles and techniques for creating games and interactive applications.
WORK WITH ADVANCED GAMES ENGINES
Familiarise yourself with high-end 3D game engines using scripting and node-based systems.
TEST YOUR OWN GAMES
Create test cases and experience bug tracking, focus testing and quality assurance.
DEVELOP BUSINESS SKILLS
Understand how the games and media industries work and how to market yourself successfully.
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  • Start your creative career
  • Get Industry experience
  • Get a qualification
  • Duration & Fees
  • Entry Requirements & Signing Up
Start your
creative career

Choosing this Games Technology Level 3 course will give you the skills to go on to university or into creative work.

The creative sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the UK economy and a great and exciting place in which to work.

This Games Technology course can lead on to:

  • A creative degree at university where you can gain further skills in preparation for work. This may be a Games development/programming degree or another subject which takes your fancy. You will need to complete both years of the course in order to generate the UCAS points for university entry. Access is developing a new range of creative degrees which will offer perfect progression from 2019.
  • Employment, or self-employment, in the creative industries. This may be as a games developer/ programmer, or it may be into another area of the creative industries.
  • A creative apprenticeship as a stepping stone to work.
Get Industry experience

Being at Access is so much more than just doing a course. You will have the chance to get first-hand experience of the games and creative industries.

Here are some of the opportunities you can take advantage of:

  • MASTERCLASSES: Access promotes industry masterclasses from games professionals. These enable you to gain advice and guidance from working practitioners.
  • TWINE: All our students get free Twine membership, which is an online platform allowing creative people to collaborate on projects and earn money!
Get a qualification

On successful completion you will get a recognised qualification which you can add to your creative CV:

  • Two year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production. This can generate up to 168 UCAS points on the current tariff. Please note these UCAS points are for a Distinction* and lower grades generate considerably fewer points.
  • The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.
Duration & Fees
  • The Games Technology level 3 course lasts for two years.
  • It is usually delivered over three to four days per week from September to June (daytime). How long you are in college will depend on what additional English and Maths sessions you need to attend.
  • If you aged 16-18 on 31st August 2017, and/or at the start of your Games Art course then the course if FREE
  • If you aged 19+ on 31st August 2017, and/or at the start of your Games Technology course then you will have to pay £4425 per year, unless you are studying for a first full level 3 qualification in which case the course is FREE. However, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of this course. You will only have to repay the loan when you start to earn over £21,000 per year.
Entry Requirements
& Signing Up

Applying for this Games Technology course is easy.

All you need to do is fill in our online application form and we will get back in touch with some suggested dates of when we can meet up to discuss it further.

  • SKILLS SET: We value your creative passion and skills above all else. However, you will also need to demonstrate that you are able to work at Level 3 (A Level standard). For school leavers we will require evidence of your predicted and actual grades, backed up by a school reference.Please note you will not be able to enrol if you will be under the age of 16 on 31st August. Applications from people under this age are still welcome, but will be deferred to the following year.

 

  • INTERVIEW: You will be invited to an interview. Please come prepared to talk about creating art and illustrations and playing computer games. You might want to talk about what computer games you like, or have created, and identify what new skills you would like to learn. You can view/download a detailed Interview Guide from the link below.
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