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GAMES & GRAPHICS - LEVEL 3

Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 07-02-22

This Level 3 course in Games & Graphics is awarded by the University of Arts London, a top six world ranking university for art and design.

On our digital design courses we will challenge your creativity, providing you with the technical abilities and innovative thinking required to solve problems and produce original, exciting work.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Our Games and Graphics course is a unique course that provides you with the skills and knowledge to help you get a creative role in the Digital Art sector. Our curriculum is based around industry standard software that employers use now! You will work across five key pieces of software:

  • Photoshop for digital manipulation
  • Illustrator for branding and Illustration
  • After Effects for motion graphics
  • Maya for 3D modelling
  • Unity for environments

You will also use Oculus for VR and ZBrush for sculpting. Our curriculum is responsive to employers and universities making sure it is as relevant and current as possible. Creativity is massively important to us and we pride ourselves on not only teaching software operation but also instilling a design process ethic that will help students solve problems and design for audience and clients in their future careers and courses. Industry connections are also important and we are proud to have worked with and be advised by fantastic companies such Amazon, Industrial Light and Magic, JD Sports and World Skills UK. We have also had projects set by VR/AR agencies in Manchester, games companies in Preston and 3D modelling projects in Europe.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is through coursework. You will complete three proprietary projects based on set themes throughout the year, then you will undertake a self-directed FMP (final major project) that will be internally assessed and externally moderated. Your progress will be monitored through various methods within these projects, with all project work hosted on your own website. This website will serve as an interactive portfolio ready for an employer or a university interview.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

The Northwest is home to large number of Design Agencies, Digital Studios and Games Production companies. The UK digital sector is thriving, adding more than £150bn to the economy each year, with an enviable variety of roles and opportunities available. Typical opportunities that are readily available exist in:

  • Graphic Design
  • Architecture
  • Motion Graphics
  • 3D Modelling
  • Concept Art
  • Environment Design
  • VR and AR
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Marketing
  • Junior Creatives
  • Games development

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You need five GCSEs (or equivalent) at 9-4 (A*-C) grade. A GCSE at grade 4 in either English Language or Maths with a minimum grade 3 for the other subject. You’ll also need to attend an interview to show your artistic ability through either a relevant qualification or a portfolio of work.

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