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GAMES DESIGN & ANIMATION DIPLOMA

Cornwall College | dBs Music Camborne | St Austell | dBs Bristol LEVEL: 3 Arts & Media

Eat, sleep, play, repeat, eat, sleep, play, repeat…how would you like to turn your love of video games into a career? From Candy Crush to Assassin’s Creed the gaming industry is worth billions and a career in this sector could see you developing and designing platform games, first-person shooters, driving games, strategy games and more.

Our diploma in games design and animation is ideal if you want to continue your studies on to university, or you could go straight into employment.

Do you love playing console games?  Would you like a career where you design and produce your own stories and characters that could star in future games? If so, this award winning course is just for you.  You’ll develop lots of new skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in this exciting and fast paced industry. You’ll benefit from industry expert workshops, visits to major exhibitions, state-of-the-art facilities and the chance to create your own video game for people to play. You’ll explore all aspects of game design, animation and concept art.

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Ideal if:

You love playing computer games and want a career in one of the fastest growing, dynamic and entrepreneurial sectors in the creative industries.

You’ll need:

Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics. You must also have a keen interest in gaming and a creative imagination.

You’ll learn:

During this two-year course we can help you achieve the gaming career you want by allowing you to explore numerous aspects of games design and animation including 2D animation, 3D animation, modelling, environments, drawing concept art for computer games, story development, games platforms and technologies, motion graphics and compositing video.

Expect:

To develop lots of new skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in this fast-paced industry. You will be given the opportunity to take part in visits to independent games festivals such as EGX Rezzed. You will also benefit from industry expert workshops, industry standard facilities and visits to major exhibitions and be given the chance to create your own video game for people to play.

You’ll love:

The variety of units you’ll cover; from 3D modelling and environments, to drawing concept art for computer games; story development to games platforms and technologies, to motion graphics and compositing video.

You’ll go on to:

University study such as our Media Production HNC or HND or our Games Design for Industry HND with possible progression on to our BA (Hons) Games Design for Industry (top-up) in partnership with Falmouth University.


Progression Courses

Here at Cornwall College we’re gamers ourselves and we understand your passion – so come and learn about the industry from a whole new perspective! Do you have what it takes to make the next Call of Duty?” Mat Warner - Course Lead Digital Media

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GAMES DESIGN & ANIMATION DIPLOMA

Start Date

September 2018

Campus

Camborne

Duration

2 Years full-time


GAMES DESIGN & ANIMATION DIPLOMA

Start Date

September 2018

Campus

St Austell

Duration

2 years full-time


GAMES DESIGN & ANIMATION DIPLOMA

Start Date

September 2018

Campus

dBs Bristol

Duration

2 years full-time


PROFILE

Fred Stevenson Games Design for Industry Diploma

During his studies Fred really enjoyed 3D modelling, developing his skills in Photoshop, producing a full working game and working with industry experts.
“We were given the opportunity to pitch our game ideas to skilled industry clients who gave us tips on how to join the industry and the use of their techniques. If anyone is thinking about studying games design the best advice I could give them is to work to the best of their ability; the course is very challenging, but working together will bring out their best efforts earning them the opportunity to work in the industry.”

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