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Game Designer

Programming (Unity, C# etc)

2D/3D Modeling

Animator (Games)

Games and Animation Courses

Why study Games and Animation?

Want to know how to build the storylines, design the characters and visuals, and develop the gameplay and levels for 2D videogames? On our Games and Animation courses, you will use industry standard Unity Game Development Software and Adobe illustrator and Photoshop graphic Design software to create an original 2D game concept.

Exploring the features and production processes of the latest videogames and discovering the techniques behind their success, you will learn how effective game interfaces are created and the skills behind gaming mechanics. Creating level design, narrative, genre and target audiences to begin programing game using Moviestorm, Maya and Unity 3D. You will how to understand virtual cameras, apply collision detection and add Artificial Intelligence to your designs. With the support of industry professionals, you will learn about games job roles and how to progress into further study and/or into the industry.

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  • Course Information
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  • Level 2
    Exploring the features and production processes of the latest videogames and discovering the techniques behind their success, you will learn how effective game interfaces are created and the skills behind gaming mechanics.

    What you will learn:

    • Introducing Media Products and Audiences
    • Planning and Producing Media Product
    • 2D Games Development
    Course entry requirements:

    3 GCSEs at grade D or above (including English) or equivalent

    Applicants who do not have a D in GCSE English must have Functional Skills English at Level 1.

    Course duration and start date:

    The course will begin in September 2017 and lasts for one year
    What qualification(s) will I receive?

    • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Media (Gaming Pathway)
    • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Developing Enterprise Skills

    Learners with a grade D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

    Learners with a grade E or below in English and/or Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

    Progression Opportunities

    We would actively encourage you to progress onto one of our Level 3 programmes at Big Creative Academy. This will allow you to further develop your creative skills and continue to focus on your English and/or Maths.

    Alternatively, if you have five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths) then you can progress onto one of our BCE Apprenticeship programmes.

    You also have the option to progress into employment.
  • Level 3 Games Design
    Creating level design, narrative, genre and target audiences to begin programing game using Moviestorm, Maya and Unity 3D. You will how to understand virtual cameras, apply collision detection and add Artificial Intelligence to your designs.

    What you will learn:
    Year One:

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    Year Two:

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    Course entry requirements:

    5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English) or equivalent

    Course duration and start date:

    The course will begin in September 2017 and lasts for two years.
    What qualification(s) will I receive?

    • NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media (Gaming Pathway) (1 year)
    • NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media (Gaming Pathway) (2 years)

    Learners who already have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above will also work towards the Bronze Arts Award (Enterprise Qualification).

    Learners with a grade D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

    Learners with a grade E or below in Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

    Progression Opportunities

    If you are keen to move into employment but wish to continue training in the creative industries and have five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths), then you can progress onto one of our BCE Apprenticeship programmes

    Those of you who wish to continue your learning in an education environment, have the option to progress into Higher Education either at a University or studying for a HNC/HND programme.

    If you are not keen on continuing to study further, you can progress directly into employment.
  • Will I receive support throughout my course?
    At Big Creative Education, we pride ourselves on offering support to all of our young people throughout their programme.

    We have a number of learners who have a range of support needs from specific learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders to mental health conditions, amongst others. If you currently have a valid Education and Health Care Plan or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA), you will be entitled to government funded support from your local authority to ensure we help you achieve the best from your learning.

    If you wish to discuss any aspect of learning support, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren (Entry Level to Level 2) or Shayne (Level 3) on 020 8498 3300.

    For more information about the support we offer to learners please click here
  • How will I be taught and assessed?
    All of our courses are vocational which means they are designed to compliment learners with a visual and kinaesthetic learning style.

    As a result, you will be assessed via a range of both practical and written assignments.
  • What happens after I submit an Application?
    Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted via post and email with an interview appointment. Our interview evenings happen on a monthly basis so you will never wait more than 30 days for an appointment.

    Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase and discuss your creative skill set with our industry professional tutors. We actively encourage applicants to attend their interviews with either a portfolio of work (if you have it) or an audition piece (if you’re applying for Music Performance or Performing Arts).

    At the end of your interview you will receive a conditional offer for September subject to achieving the entry criteria. This will also be confirmed in writing so you have something to keep as a reminder.

Disclaimer: Big Creative Education makes every effort to ensure that details about courses are as accurate as possible however, these are subject to change.
 
Careers
  Lead Programmer
  Games Artist
  Game Programmer
  Creative Director (Games)
  Game Designer
  Audio Engineer
  Animator

Important Dates
Open Events:
Wed 25 January 2017
Wed 22 February 2017
Wed 22 March 2017
Wed 26 April 2017
Wed 24 May 2017
Wed 21 June 2017
Wed 12 July 2017

Age Requirements
All BCE courses are for learners aged 16-18 as of 31 August 2017.

However, if you have a learning difficulty and/or disability with a valid Education and Healthcare Plan, you can study with us up to the age of 25.

Course Fees
All of our courses are FREE. There are no charges or fees.

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