Do you love games? Are you passionate about platformers, barmy for board games and know your RPG stats inside out? Then why not come and join us on the Games Design course and find out what you are capable of!
UAL Games Design is a two year, coursework based, practically focused course where you learn the skills needed to move onto University or your first steps into the ever expanding UK games industry. We focus on the development of games and game art and assets, so you don’t need to be a coding master to succeed!
From developing pixel art 2D levels to fully textured 3D environments and characters we help you bring your ideas to life through our student focused curriculum. We’ll teach you how to apply essential theories to your thinking and your game products, will support you develop your own games (both digital and physical) and take your aspirations and career aims and make them our number one goal. In the first year of the course you will even create a fully realised board game, use 3D printing techniques and a full production process to launch the product in a live premiere event – and all in just ten days!
Making use of the most up to date games development and digital media software you will learn to create with Adobe Creative Suite, including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Animate, After effects and more...3d modelling software such as Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. Game engines like Construct 3 and Ue4 and learn to work with the latest gadgets like the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System.
This course is offered at both our Camborne campus and our St Austell campus where you will benefit from access to everything that we offer in the Dance, Drama, I.T and Multimedia courses and will be involved in developing our social media presence through Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
So if playing games is your first step to making games, come and join us and lets work together to turn you from a gamer into a games designer!
What You Will Learn
Year 2 will see you create social action games, research and produce academic essays, apply for University and get your career goals set up alongside making your own 3D animated characters.
Both years will see you create your own final projects for end of year assessment.
At our St Austell campus the creative academy has links to several professional roles within the local industry and as such you will be ideally placed to find practical and exciting work experience placements.
This will be graded at either a PASS, MERIT or DISTICTION, and these can take any form; from full games, to cut-scenes, essays, animations, levels and characters…anything that demonstrates your skills and learning!
However, our course is also designed to create mature, hardworking and confident graduates so entry level employment is also viable for those that complete in a wide range of industries and areas, not just gaming! Students have progressed into advertising, special effects design, media production, education, publishing and more!
With games design becoming one of the UK’s biggest cultural exports, the sky is the limit!
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.