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Learn about the games industry, design characters and concept art, and develop your own 2D and 3D games
BCE’s Games Design course will equip you with the skills you need to break into the games design industry. Bring your ideas to life while learning concept art, 2D & 3D design, audio design and more at BCE’s cutting-edge Digital Future Campus.
Our Games Design and Animation courses will secure you the necessary UCAS points to progress to University and study at a number of prestigious institutions or prepare for a career in the industry. Some Universities will require a merit or distinction. 54% increase in jobs Skills shortages in entry level workers
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- T-Level in Digital Production, Design and Development - Level 3
- Level 3 Games Design
- Level 2 Games Design
T-Level in Digital Production, Design and Development - Level 3
T-Level in Digital Production, Design and Development – Level 3 Duration: 2 Years
This course is designed for students who want to progress to a career in the Digital sector, with a focus on software design and development. The purpose of the Level 3 Technical Qualification in Digital Production, Design and Development is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into highly skilled employment, an apprenticeship or higher-level study, including university, within the specialist area of software design and development.
Students will learn about the following topics;
- Problem solving
- Emerging issues and impact of digital
- Legislation and regulatory requirements
- Business context
- Digital environments
The T-Level is delivered across 2 years and supports progression to entry-level job opportunities in software design and development. Job roles could include:
- Software Development Technician
- Junior Developer
- Junior Web Developer
- Junior Application Developer
- Junior Mobile App Developer
- Junior Games Developer
- Junior Software Developer
- Junior Application Support Analyst
Entry Requirements Five GCSEs/ international GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science and/or Vocational Tech Award qualification(s) at Level 2 at Pass and above in a relevant subject e.g. BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology
Level 3 Games Design
Level 3 Games Design Duration: 2 Years
This course will develop your skills in creating digital games, using creation software such as Unity 2D and Maya 3D. You will investigate design level narratives, interfaces, mechanics, genre and target audiences to help you create a plan to develop your own 2D or 3D video games. Our gaming students work on live briefs with exciting companies such as Microsoft and Google. Learners will gain a thorough theoretical and practical understanding of the game design pipeline, this includes;
- Research methods
- Presentation of a game proposal
- Concept art
- Illustration art
- UI design
- VFX for games
- 3D modelling and texturing
- Animation and game engine mechanics
- The business of video games
|Qualification: Level 3 OCR Technical Diploma in Media (Games Pathway)
Entry Requirements Level 3: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English (or equivalent)
Level 2 Games Design
Level 2 Games Design Duration: 1 Year
Have you ever tried to create a mod for a game? Add a character to a game that wasn’t meant to be there because you thought it would be fun? When you were a kid did you make up games for you and your friends to play? This course is for creative and inquisitive individuals, aged 16 – 23, who want to create the next generation of interactive experiences for people to enjoy in the future. This is for people who want to design and make games.
- Enterprise for the gaming industry
- 2D level design
- Digital art production
- Using game engines
- 2D game production
- Audio for video games
|Qualification: Level 2 OCR Technical Diploma in Media (Games Pathway)
Entry Requirements Level 2: 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English (or equivalent)
All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met. To discuss this further, email: email@example.com
Made at BCE
Here’s what BCE Games Design alumni have made before going on to work in the games design industry
Learn from industry experts
BCE’s industry partnerships will help you break through to the games industry and develop your skills in gaming and games design.
Through an exciting new partnership with Into Games, we’re able to give BCE students the opportunity to work alongside leading London games studios. Sports Interactive, a veteran studio of over twenty years and developers of award-winning games like Championship Manager, Hatoful Boyfriend and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, will offer BCE’s Games Design students an exclusive partnership that brings our students closer than ever to employers, providing:
- Providing 2 live briefs for a Classroom Studio
- Industry masterclasses and workshops
- Studio visits
- Judging game jams and student competitions
- Connecting students to the Digital Mentorship Programme
Join BCE’s Esports team and show us what you’re made of
Our student-led Esports team The Blackhorse Knights have competed at the British Esports Championships and Digital Schoolhouse Super Smash Bros Ultimate Team Battle. Big Creative Education’s state-of-the-art Esports Hub is home to The Blackhorse Knights and is open to all students in our new Digital Future campus, offering an area to train, compete, shoutcast, promote and coach. Building your professional skills for the Esports industry has never been easier.
“At BCT we provide a supportive, all-encompassing and stimulating education for our Animation and NextGen VFX learners. Our syllabus is devised to mirror Industry practice whilst supporting learners to expand their knowledge, digital design and imaginative skills”Alfred ZekajCurriculum Manager for Animation & Games Design Department
Welcome to BCE’s Digital Future Campus
BCE’s brand new Digital Future Campus is one of the most advanced in the country for further education students, packed with cutting-edge Animation & VFX equipment and an industry-led curriculum that rivals some of the UK’s top universities.
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Big Creative Training Limited (BCT) is an independent training provider based in Walthamstow. BCT opened in 2000 and offers creative industries programmes for 16 to 19, apprenticeships, adult courses and alternative provision. BCT is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in all areas.
Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a 16 to 19 academy based in Walthamstow. The academy opened in September 2014 and offers study programmes for students aged 16 to 19 in subjects to prepare them primarily for further study or employment in the creative industries. BCA is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted
Teachers have very good subject knowledge and industrial experience, as well as strong commercial links with practitioners and employers; they use these effectively to help inspire students and provide a strongly vocational context to their development.
All staff work closely with students to help them overcome any barriers to learning, to assure their health and welfare, to maintain good behaviour and a positive work ethic; as a result, students feel safe and are able to achieve their potential.