Faculty of Digital Design and Media
Are you ready to take your first steps towards an exciting career in Games Design? Do you have an excitement, passion for learning how to create and get excited about creating the content and artwork for Games? If so, this is the right course for you. During your time on our Games courses you will learn a variety of skills to help you on your journey in to this exciting area of the digital and creative industry.
The skills you will practice, develop and master include hand drawing skills, 2 & 3D Animation, Video & Audio editing techniques on the course. You will develop skills in areas such as creating concept art for character development, games environments and asset creation, creative and perspective drawing, video editing and 2D,3D, Stop motion animation and 2D, 3D Games Environment Design.
During your studies, you will be using, learning and developing the above aspects with the use of the Adobe Creative Suite in Photoshop, illustrator, In Design and Premiere. Also you will learn 3Ds Max, Maya, Mudbox, Unreal Engine, Traditional Drawing Techniques plus so much more.
You will also learn how to present your work to a professional standard and develop a range of sketchbooks of your studies and course work. You will develop a digital and traditional portfolio that will support future applications for University, Employment or an Apprenticeship.
You will be taught through a range of workshop classes from tutors with current up to date industry experience and skills.
Art, Design & Media : Level 1 Full Time (1 Year course)
This is a general art and design course that will enable you to build traditional manual and digital skills for entry to level 2.
Diploma in Games Design : Level 2 Full Time (1 Year course)
Extended Diploma Games Design : Level 3 Full Time (2 year course
It is very important that you develop your experience in your industry and that as part of your time on your course you will complete work experience. We ensure you have a wide range of opportunities to do this and often we have clients with live briefs and working with practitioners in the creative industries who set us project work to complete in teams. We will support you finding work experiences and have a team dedicated to contact employers. Industry master classes and guest speakers from your industry specialism attend and speak to our Games students regularly, who will broaden your understanding of the career routes you may choose to progress to after you finish your study and training.
You are continually assessed to establish what you have learnt from each module and assignment.
To ensure you are ready for a demanding and successful career in the Creative Industries many of your assessments are in line with the industry standards and protocols. This means you may be asked to pitch your ideas, present information to communicate to an audience or work with an employer to create a solution and outcome for a project. With each project you will be asked to produce a portfolio of evidence which is also formally assessed by your tutors at different points through the year. Your feedback will be kept on our digital assessment platform at final assessment points but tutorials will discuss your progress and set you new and stretching targets.
Your final grade is assessed through your final major project where you will use a selection of the skills and techniques you have learnt, practised and developed on the course. This project is examined by external moderators and is exhibited for your peers and tutors to assess.
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Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
GCSE Re-sit Study Programme
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.
Vocational Level 1 Programme
English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Vocational Level 2 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Vocational Level 3 Programme
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English
You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.
You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -
To register your interest - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/
To apply for a vacancy - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.
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Title: Games Design
Faculty: Digital Design and Media
Attendance Options: Full Time