Games Technology

Level 3

This course will teach you about the creation and production of 2D and 3D games using the most relevant, industry standard software.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at 9-4 (A*-C), including English

Duration

Two years

Qualification

RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Develop a broad range of skills required to design and make games. 

Learn how your desired development role interacts with other departments and how a creative development process takes place within a competitive marketplace. 

Begin to develop the skills you need to make exciting mechanics and engaging level designs.

Develop the learning and research skills you require for your progression to the second year and into higher education.

Focus on developing the skill sets required for individual job roles within the digital creative industries.

Develop a portfolio and CV, ready for your progression to university or the next steps in your career development. 

Work on creating and animating 3D games and interactive 3D environments within a games engine.

Modules

Two people working at computers

A group of people participating in an esports tournament at a row of computers

A group of people participating in an esports tournament at a row of computers

An image of a keyboard, mouse and a pair of hands using them

Two smiling males sat in gaming chairs

Male working at a computer

Male playing a video game

Male wearing VR headset

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

At least four GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C), including English (other grades will be considered on a case by case basis).

GOLIVE - SKILLS FOR WORK, SKILLS FOR LIFE

GoLive is a core part of your study programme, developing your wider skills for work and life. We help you to reach your potential and find your path to the next big step, be that a degree, further training or the world of work.

MATHS AND ENGLISH

If you are 16-18 and don’t already have GCSE Grades 4 or above in mathematics and/or English Literature or Language, it will be compulsory for you to do a GCSE level maths and/or English course alongside your studies with us. Learn more here.

CAREERS AND PROGRESSION

Go on to a games degree, work as a freelance artist or find a game developer role at a studio. Finishing both years can generate up to 168 UCAS points, or the equivalent of three A* grades at A Level. Career opportunities include Concept Artist, Narrative and Character Design, Animator or Game Developer.

Fees and Funding

Manchester 16-18*

FREE

Manchester 19+*

£0 – £4,670

All other campuses 16-18*

FREE

All other campuses 19+

£0 – £4,670

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