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Digital Computer Games Design and Development

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    Ideal if: You have a passion for games, media and technology.  Game design is where the technical intersects the creative. You will discover how video games are designed, programmed, developed and tested.

    You'll learn: Key technical and professional skills that will open paths into the creative industries and higher education. The latest software technologies that enable creative software development such as Unreal Engine 4, Unity 3D, Blender 3D, Photoshop and more.  Over the duration of the course you will use the software mentioned above to develop skills such as software programming, 3D modelling, 2D concept art creation, 2D/3D animation, story and script
    writing, sound design, source control (GitHub), special FX and more.

    Alongside the development of technical skills you will also develop key
    interpersonal and professional skills such as effective communication, delivery of presentations, powerful research skills, team work and collaboration skills,
    project management techniques and understanding the latest market trends in the games industry.

    Expect to: Dive straight into learning and using the advanced software and techniques used to design and create next-gen video games.  Strong links with industry means that learners will be working on creative projects based on
    specified real world problems with feedback from industry experts.

    You'll love: Designing and developing your own game projects from scratch in our well-equipped lab using industry standard gaming hardware and software
    supported by expert staff.

    The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to progress into a career in games design or a related course in higher education. We aim to prepare you to become a successful professional in the industry with a
    portfolio to match.

    All learners will have the opportunity to work towards GCSE maths or Maths in Context (Core Maths).

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

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