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Games Design and Media (Skills Academy)

Fed up of people saying you’re always playing games?

Show them there is more to it than playing and that gaming can be a serious business. This course is about making games, animations, videos and visual effects (VFX). You do not need any prior experience, just a passion for the subject and the motivation to learn.

This course is the ideal first step for those who wish to work in, or have a passion for, computer games (design or development), digital animation, film and TV, or VFX. It will allow you to use a range of industry-standard software and facilities in our exciting new SciTech Digital Innovation Hub.

You will learn how to plan productions and then get hands-on using industry standard software and equipment to produce original game levels, game art, animations, videos and VFX.

You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in production teams to create original products.

You will develop digital design and production skills using industry-standard software packages including Adobe Photoshop, 3DS Max/Maya, After Effects, Nuke, Unreal Engine/Unity and more.

You may also gain experience in using virtual reality and motion capture. The aim of the course is to prepare you for progression to a Level 2 or Level 3 course in Games, Animation, VFX, Digital Design, Film and TV, or Computing.

Last updated: 8th June 2022

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