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  • Is this course for you?

    If you have an interest in the production of computers games, then this course is for you. This course will give you an introduction into the three main areas of expertise you will need to succeed in a variety of roles within the gaming industry. The three main areas you will study involve – game engine interaction, audio production and programming, video production and research. Therefore, you will be involved in creating gaming worlds, scene creation, character creation, audio production opportunities and video production opportunities. You may also be involved in gaming competitions and mini esports events.

  • Required qualifications

    For the Level 2 Diploma you will need 4 GCSE’s at a grade 3 or above, including maths and English.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This course offers you a pathway into this exciting career and you will learn a multitude of skills that include:

    • Game engine editing skills (Unreal Engine)
    • Graphic design skills (Adobe Photoshop)
    • Audio production skills (Adobe Audition / Logic Pro X)
    • Video Production skills (Adobe Premier Pro)
  • Careers

    #CreateYourCareer with us and learn the skills needed to become a coder, game engine tester or developer, sound designer, content creator, researcher, video editor, video creator, UI designer or technical director within the games industry.

    There are 120 active games companies in the West Midlands with 1995 active games companies in the UK. Computer games contribute £2.1bn to the UK economy with the creative and digital sectors contributing over £269bn.

    In the UK the video games industry employs 27,000 people, 16,000 (59%) of whom are aged 16-39, with the remaining 11,000 people (41%) aged 40 and over. With over 3.6 million people employed in the wider creative and digital sectors.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated work experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.

    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    If you have not achieved your intended grade for maths and English, you will have the opportunity to continue studying these at the college.   You will also be developing these skills within your study programme. Some examples of extending your English and maths skills include:

    Maths

    • Working with audio production using BPM measurements and various time signatures
    • Using the Unreal Game engine – using visual programming blue prints as well as the use of x, y plotting.

    English

    • Research skills and essay writing are key attributes that will be used extensively throughout the course.
    • Presentation skills will also be sued throughout certain course projects. Therefore, your communication and listening skills will be utilised and enhanced as you progress.
  • Other important information

    When joining the college, you will be given free access to Adobe Create Cloud with access to software such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Photoshop, After Effects.

    You will be using Industry software, Unreal Engine, and will learn how to develop your own blueprints and games.

    You will also have access to the college’s facilities such as the video studio with green screen and gallery, music studios full HD cameras and equipment.

    You will be required to bring the following equipment to College with you.

    • Pens and pencils
    • Sketchbooks as you will be designing and sketching out ideas
    • Headphones (with a 35mm audio jack connection)
    • A USB stick or portable hard drive are not essential but may prove useful.

    Note: The Level 2 is a one-year Study Programme

  • Is this course for you?

    If you have an interest in the production of computers games, then this course is for you. This course will give you an introduction into the three main areas of expertise you will need to succeed in a variety of roles within the gaming industry. The three main areas you will study involve – game engine interaction, audio production and programming, video production and research. Therefore, you will be involved in creating gaming worlds, scene creation, character creation, audio production opportunities and video production opportunities. You may also be involved in gaming competitions and mini esports events.

  • Required qualifications

    For the Level 2 Diploma you will need 4 GCSE’s at a grade 3 or above, including maths and English.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This course offers you a pathway into this exciting career and you will learn a multitude of skills that include:

    • Game engine editing skills (Unreal Engine)
    • Graphic design skills (Adobe Photoshop)
    • Audio production skills (Adobe Audition / Logic Pro X)
    • Video Production skills (Adobe Premier Pro)
  • Careers

    #CreateYourCareer with us and learn the skills needed to become a coder, game engine tester or developer, sound designer, content creator, researcher, video editor, video creator, UI designer or technical director within the games industry.

    There are 120 active games companies in the West Midlands with 1995 active games companies in the UK. Computer games contribute £2.1bn to the UK economy with the creative and digital sectors contributing over £269bn.

    In the UK the video games industry employs 27,000 people, 16,000 (59%) of whom are aged 16-39, with the remaining 11,000 people (41%) aged 40 and over. With over 3.6 million people employed in the wider creative and digital sectors.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated work experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.

    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    If you have not achieved your intended grade for maths and English, you will have the opportunity to continue studying these at the college.   You will also be developing these skills within your study programme. Some examples of extending your English and maths skills include:

    Maths

    • Working with audio production using BPM measurements and various time signatures
    • Using the Unreal Game engine – using visual programming blue prints as well as the use of x, y plotting.

    English

    • Research skills and essay writing are key attributes that will be used extensively throughout the course.
    • Presentation skills will also be sued throughout certain course projects. Therefore, your communication and listening skills will be utilised and enhanced as you progress.
  • Other important information

    When joining the college, you will be given free access to Adobe Create Cloud with access to software such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Photoshop, After Effects.

    You will be using Industry software, Unreal Engine, and will learn how to develop your own blueprints and games.

    You will also have access to the college’s facilities such as the video studio with green screen and gallery, music studios full HD cameras and equipment.

    You will be required to bring the following equipment to College with you.

    • Pens and pencils
    • Sketchbooks as you will be designing and sketching out ideas
    • Headphones (with a 35mm audio jack connection)
    • A USB stick or portable hard drive are not essential but may prove useful.

    Note: The Level 2 is a one-year Study Programme

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  • Games Production (Digital Media) UAL Level 2

    Lichfield College

    Start Date: September

    Code: QLF2MEDEG

    Full Time : 36 Week(s)

    Day(s): Usually 3-4 days per week