Whatever your passion is for games design, we offer you a broad practical approach to many aspects of games production that will include:
If successful you will have the opportunity to top up the 90 Credit Diploma to the UAL Extended Diploma in the second year. You will also have a personal tutor who teaches on the programme and will support you throughout your time at Suffolk New College.
4 GCSEs Grade C or above including English Language or a Level 2 in Media, and an interview with the course tutors.
You must gain a pass on this qualification to progress on to the UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (equivalent to 3 A Levels).
If you are passionate about making computer games this course is for you. Throughout the study programme, you will be making your own games and developing teamwork skills as required by the games industry. You will go through the complete production process from concept drawings to creating a full game at the end of the year.
You will learn about the games industry and receive helpful advice from a range of professionals and guest speakers.
You will take part in game jams, where you will compete with other teams and have 48 hours to produce a playable game.
You will also be able to put your skills to use outside the College, by taking part in related work experience and different live projects.
The course has been designed to help you progress onto university or into the games design industry. You will also be given tailored advice and guidance from your personal tutor about your next steps. Students who complete this course may progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games Design or to Higher Education (with significant UCAS points).
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 - 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £4670. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees
There is a £70 Trips and Materials payment to be made, to cover specialist workshop materials and experiences. These will include trips to games conventions that will be supported by visits from guest speakers and games industry professionals.
I chose the course because it was something different - and I really enjoyed it.
I particularly liked Games Design - I had real creative freedom; if I wanted to do something, I got to do it.
I was part of the Suffolk New College team that competed in the Global Games Jam last year, where we had 48 hours to create a game.
The College offered a more adult learning environment, which suited me. It was up to me to get things done.
I am going to university in Portsmouth in September to study computer animation, and it’s thanks to my College course that I am able to study a degree.