Key course information
Arts, Creative Media and Games Development
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Have you ever wanted to tell stories through intricate designs and engaging characters? Do you love the idea of games animation?Within this course, you will be learning how to work within the video game industry which is ever growing and dynamic.You will be studying areas such as 3D Modelling, 2D & 3D Animation & Rendering to Visual Scripting using industry standard software such as Autodesk 3DS Max, Maya, Unity Engine and Unreal Engine 4.The skills you will learn on the course will put you in very good standing to be able to work on your own indie game productions, further your studies at a university and work on your portfolio.The course is challenging, however, it builds up your skills to target the job role you seek within the industry.The course focuses on the creative aspects of the industry such as 3D Modelling, Character and Environment Design and more. However, we also offer opportunities to use visual scripting to enhance your games development and form your own interactive game experiences.
What will I learn?
On the course you will learn a wide range of artistic, scripting and business aspects within the games industry.
The course is structured to ensure you use your creative and artistic skills and techniques to maximise your portfolio.
You will learn valuable skills in 3D Modelling, Texturing, Lighting, Game Engine assembly along with the business side of the industry.
The work produced in class will include workflows and pipelines that are used in a variety of studios to give you a better understanding of real world scenarios within a games studio setting.
We also have access to Virtual Reality equipment to produce more niche experiences.
There are many opportunities to work on live projects with well established clients from the local community.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff Points from full level 3 qualifications as well as 4 GCSEs at minimum grade C (4 / 5) or above to include English and Maths or equivalent.
A BTEC or UAL Diploma at M may be considered.
Prior experience may also be considered for entry onto this course and please contact the college's HE Admissions team for more information.
Post Baccalaureate equivalent for other EU applicants and non EU students require equivalent qualifications.
Applications from mature candidates without the required entry criteria are welcomed and considered on an individual basis.
Where English is not the applicant's first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.
Reference, Interview, Artwork or games, models made.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
There is continual assessment across the course including:
- Written reports
- Final research project
There is also an expectation that students studying on the course will complete 20 hours of directed self study.
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve an HND in Creative Media Production (Computer Games Animation), awarded by Pearson.
Additional Costs and Information
You may be required to attend an interview.
You can apply for this programme through UCAS.
The UCAS institution code for this programme is W74.
The UCAS course code for this programme is M7W2.
Click here for the programme handbook.
Trips and Visits: London, EGX Eurogamer, EGX Rezzed, London V&A
There are two main trips available on this course on a first come first serve basis to industry relevant locations. The costs for these trips are approximately £35 per trip.
Students should also purchase a 1 TerraByte hard drive for backup of essential files, an A3 drawing book and a selection of drawing materials, pens, pencils etc.
The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that Wiltshire College is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Arts, Creative Media and Games Development
- Fashion Design
The global games audience is estimated to be 2.4billion people
There are more than 78,000 design intensive firms operating in the UK