Games Design

We will provide you with a unique experience preparing you for a career in the Games/ Design or Creative industry. The course will build your confidence in concept design, 2D digital illustration, 3D digital design and model making, Illustration including the digital skills you need to communicate your design work. You will also develop the basic creative communication skills needed such as painting, drawing, printing and academic writing skills for evaluation and research.

This will help you to understand how the industry works and what personal, academic and creative skills you will need to be successful.

During the course you will complete units from the University of Arts London course developing visual language, research skills, drawing and materials and processes your ability to:

  • Communicate graphically and creatively through digital and manual techniques
  • Focus on projecting artistic and commercial themes for your design work
  • Learn dynamic image making skills using 3D and 2D software.
  • Explore Adobe software
  • Create design for Games companies and clients.
  • Complete a final major project working independently and exhibit.
Tutor reviews which are usually three weeks prior to their final assessments. Learners have regular tutorials where their assessment grades are checked.

Your course will be approved and examined by the University of Arts London (UAL) awarding body. UAL is the only specialist awarding body for art, design and creative industries in England. Their qualifications are nationally accredited.

Work experience is focused on building employability skills and understanding of professional working.  This is through collaborative projects with game students, taking part in talks by visiting industry professionals, live competition briefs, off-site visits to museums and film exhibitions.

You can progress onto the Level 3 Games Design course.

Previous students have progressed to Degrees in games design, animation and illustration, special effects, product design and teaching after their level 3 courses. 

Fda Graphic Design

Digital Art For 3D Games and Media BA (Hons)

(after completing level 3 in this subject)

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements
  • Design and photography Level 2 Diploma UAL
  • Art and Design Level 2 Diploma UAL
All full time courses for home students aged 16 - 18 inclusive are free. For 19+ full time course fees please contact us on 0161 785 4000

Careers

  • Games Concept Artist
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • Illustrator
  • Product Designer
  • Interactive artist
  • Teacher
  • Technician
  • Sculptor
  • Architect
  • Games Tester
  • Web Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Mobile App Content Designer
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Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development