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The multidisciplinary nature of this course will allow HSDC Alton to offer you the very best experience when working in this field. You will learn about the games industry; from devising a concept to developing a working prototype using industry standard applications.
HSDC Alton has invested heavily in both new hardware and software, based on the input from industry experts to ensure you start off right on this exciting course. Over the two years, you will gain both technical and non-technical skills that are highly regarded by the industry. We will provide you with all the relevant software to enable you to develop and hone your skills outside of the classroom. This will be a fully digital course, utilising a range of different digital resources and submission of assignments.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.
The course will be two years, where you will cover a mixture of specialist application and industry specific skills. During the first year, the focus is on the industry skills, Higher Education and industry visits.
On this Level 3 course you will be studying:
Using the latest hardware and software technology, aligned with industry practice in games development, you will have the opportunity to acquire real world skills and experience in this emerging industry. You will be using software from Adobe Creative Cloud, Logic Pro X, Unreal Engine, Game Maker and VR applications.
This course will include a variety of teaching methods using online digital resources, with you developing a range of portfolios in various different formats. Where appropriate, guest speakers and industry experts will be invited in to provide insight into games development.
Assessments will largely be project-based, leading to a collaborative project at the end of each year.
After successfully completing this course, you could progress onto a University Degree, Level 4 Apprenticeship in Games Development or other relevant industry.
We are well placed to benefit from the successful and growing games industry based in Guildford and enjoy good links with the University of Portsmouth and Chichester University.
I’m really happy and pleased with my grades. I really loved my time at the college, I have also made lots of friends, it’s a really nice place to be, I don’t want to leave.Lauren Piper, A Level student
My experience at the college has been decent, I’ve met lots of people, its been great to be honest, I’ve really enjoyed it.Oliver Smith, A Level student
I got into both of the universities I wanted to. It happens so fast and it’s an amazing feeling when you think that all of the work you’ve done has paid off in the best way possible.Anton Sukhorukov, A Level student