Games Design Diploma – Level 2

 

Games Design; a career hotspot bursting with creative talent and innovation! With extensive job progression and opportunities, this is an amazing industry to get into! 

Our Level 2 Diploma covers the essential design and development elements required to produce a 2D game. You'll look at designing levels and adding sound into your game. Background knowledge will be gained by studying how development companies and games design elements are used within this growing industry. 

Key focus will be placed on story and character development for games and you will be tasked with developing a comic to show a section of your game design story. 

You'll be expected to design and think creatively on this course, so you'll need to have a passion for this! Drawing skills are not essential but we'd expect you to work on these skills throughout the year so that you are comfortable at presenting your ideas in a visual way. This course will enable you to gain a solid understanding of how the games development sector works, coaching and supporting you so that you're able to unlock your potential!

  • What will be studied
    • Areas of games industry theory
    • 2D games production
    • 2D digital graphics
    • Story development. 

    We have a small games design studio available to book out. We have a client brief available each academic year so that you can gain some experience working on a game.

  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to gain a place on this course, you will need:

    • 4 x GCSE's at grade 3 (formerly D) or above, including Maths and English
    • A passion for making games, including creativity, art and design
    • An understanding of computers and technology
  • Where does this course lead to?

    There are so many career possiblities once you have this qualification under your belt!

    QA / Games tester, 3D Modeller, Digital Artist, Indie Game developer, App Developer, Animator, VFX artist, Career in a Triple A games company, Games Story Writer

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of the 1 year programme, you will achieve an OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media (Games Design). This is equivalent to 4 GCSE'S grade A-C depending on your final grade.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme will be delivered via a variety of media:

    • Practical assignments
    • Course work
    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials
    • Presentations
    • Demonstrations
    • Class work

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary.

    Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

    We have an in-house games studio, Visual Dynamic Studios, where there will be opportunities to work with local businesses. 

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessments for this Level 2 Diploma will be after each unit and via:

    • Practical assignments
    • Course work
    • Presentations
    • Class work

    You will be awarded a Pass/Merit or Distinction for each completed unit. Once all units are complete, you will receive an overall grade for the course.

  • How to get a place?

    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE

  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or studentservices@kidderminster.ac.uk for more information.

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad
  • Exam Board:
    OCR
  • WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    After you've completed KC's Games Design and Development Level 2 Diploma and attained a merit or above, you can move on to:

    • KC Games Design and Development Level 3 
    • KC Computing and App Development Level 3
    • Apprenticeship e.g. Digital Marketer

    Which can eventually lead to:

    • KC HND Computing

     

Deliveries

Start Date : September 2021 End Date : June 2022 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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