What do I learn?
Units of study will include:
• 3D modelling environments
• concept art and digital graphics
• flash gaming and animation
• game theory
• working freelance in the gaming industry
• sound for computer games
• computer game story development
The course is mainly practical, with some theoretical assignments. The assessment for the main programme is through modular-based assignments.
Sessions are underpinned with the relevant theoretical teaching which makes you an independent learner. Guest speakers and industry visits give you relevant knowledge and the software and teaching is industry-relevant and up-to-date. All students have a chance to be part of the StudioX1 Game Lab which develops as the course progresses.
StudioX1 is City of Oxford College’s media production company.
What do I gain?
The course gives you industry-relevant skills and you learn using software that replicates what you’d find in a working studio.
What do I need?
5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths
Level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths
If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
What do I gain?
The gaming pathway can lead to employment in the games industry. Some learners from this type of course have progressed to creative apprenticeships. Many students who take this type of course go on to do university courses.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.