UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Games Design) - City of Wolverhampton College

UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Games Design)

UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Games Design)

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UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Games Design)

Video and mobile gaming is the fastest growing creative industry worldwide. On our one year full-time UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology in Games Design, which is one of the only Level 2 games courses in the region, you will learn about the key elements of games development and gain insight into the industry you want to be part of.

You will learn how to produce game concepts, associated digital artwork and develop a 2D game capable of running on PC and mobile devices. You will be able to create characters for games, promote your own work and understand the underlying need for narrative and storytelling. You will also develop digital design skills using a host of creative software packages.

You'll train in our dedicated facilities. All tutors are active within the industry and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to call upon enabling you the best opportunity to progress in your chosen career.

As part of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Culture we pride ourselves as being at the forefront of education and training for the ever changing games industry. Linking with local games companies such as Void Games and hosting a range of guest speakers allows all learners to gain current and relevant training which gives them not just a qualification, but the experience in the career they wish to pursue.

Our creative arts courses have been named the best in the country and earned the college a prestigious national award. We have been named Training Provider of the Year at the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards 2019! Our creative arts department is forward thinking, innovative, committed and that's why we have been nationally recognised.

Arts Council England has endorsed the quality of our teaching and learning and links with employers by awarding us 'Arts Mark Gold'.

The course is accredited by the University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body - a specialist awarding body offering up-to-date qualifications in the creative industries. City of Wolverhampton College is the only college in the Black Country, and one of only a few in the Midlands, to be accredited and offer qualifications under the University of Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE!

To access this course you are required to: 

  • Have four or more GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above
  • Attend an interview and provide examples of your work to demonstrate your suitability for the course 

During this course you will study:

  • 2D games design
  • Digital graphics
  • Game audio development
  • Concept art
  • Game story development
  • 2D computer games engines
  • Games industry

By studying this course you will:

  • Be part of a programme of study that has excellent pass rates
  • Be taught by our enthusiastic, experienced and talented games lecturing team
  • Work on briefs set by actual games companies
  • Have the opportunity to use a wide range industry software and equipment
  • Apply techniques to research, develop and design concepts which will then be applied to your game
  • Hear from industry professionals
  • Improve your knowledge of what games industry opportunities are available
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills
  • Improve your employability skills

The course is project/assignment based and there are no exams.  You will be continually assessed throughout the course and the year will culminate with a final project which will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction.  

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in games programming and development, 2D animation, concept art, games production, marketing, games level design, story and character development
  • Progress on to our UAL L3 Diploma in Games Design


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