Games Design & 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.
Level 2 Games Design
  • Enterprise for the Gaming industry
  • Planning and producing a media product
  • 2D Game production
  • Audio for videogames
Level 3 Games Design
  • The business of video game
  • Designing 3D characters for games
  • Developing digital games using games creation software
Our gaming students work on live briefs with exciting companies like Google and Microsoft.

Investigate design level narrative, interfaces, mechanics, genre and target audiences to help you create a plan to develop your own 2D or 3D videogame. Use Unity 2D and Maya 3D software to plan and develop your characters, game environments and storylines. Our gaming students work on live briefs with exciting companies such as Microsoft and Google.

Level 3 NextGen Academy
  • Pre-production skills
  • Character modelling
  • Games design concepts
  • Developing digital games
NextGen brings industry and educators together to develop the next generation of digital talent.

This two-year course is for students interested in digital design, animation and visual effects. It’s supported by exciting games companies such as PlayStation, FrameStore and Blue Zoo.

BCE are excited to offer this new Level 3 course from September 2020.

  • Prepare for a career in games and digital design, one of the fastest growing UK sectors with a projected 1m new jobs by 2030
  • BCE Gaming students can progress to a BCE Level 4 Design / VFX apprenticeship or a degree related to gaming, coding and digital design

Entry Requirements

Level 2: 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English (or equivalent)
Level 3: 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 including English (or equivalent)
Level 3 NextGen: 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 including English and Maths (or equivalent)


Vocational success rate for Academy learners


of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University


of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy