Level 2 is suitable if you have a passion for games, character design and 2D animation, illustration, and creating your own game story.
Games designers are often responsible for the overall game concept, planning the story, characters, environments, rules and levels. This course will give you the opportunity to realise your creativity in the exciting world of game art. You will explore your creative through practical art based activities, where you are able to expand your skills. In addition to developing your design and art skills, this course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to progress into this competitive creative industry.
What will I learn?
During this course you will look at aspects of game design principles and how they are adapted to create immersive and playable games. Students will be able to build upon their art based knowledge with fundamental design theory, practical use of materials and application through a full time games design pathway with specific focus on the skills required to work within this growing and dynamic creative industry.
Introduction to materials, processes and skills in Game art, design and media
Introduction to contextual research in Game art, design and media
Introduction to communication skills in Game art, design and media
Traditional Art based 2D creative problem solving
Traditional Art based 3D creative problem solving
- Solving time-based creative problems
How will I be assessed?
The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design; Games Design, is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden students skills, experience and expertise. In your first year, the first 7 units are delivered with a Pass or Fail outcome. A final project (The FMP) decides the students overall grade for the year which is graded at: Pass, Merit or Distinction.
We require you to have 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D), this must include Maths and English Language, and Art or another creative subject. You will need to show a portfolio or sketchbook of creative work at interview.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Progression onto a Level 3 qualification such as the Level 3 Diploma Games Design. Level 3 courses provide a transferrable skills base for preparation for university or working within the creative media industries. Successful completion will provide access to a wide range of university courses or employment.
Career Opportunities include: Games Designer, Games Developer, Graphic Designer, Concept Artist and Animator.
A portfolio of creative work must be brought to interview
A studio fee to pay for materials is required, a bursary is available to help with costs if required. We strive to support our student learning through termly trips, these will be charged per trip, bursary is available to support where needed.
Your course will be timetabled over 3 or 4 days, with approximately 6-12 hours work of directed homework per week depending on the level of course. Our days run from 9am to 4.45pm.
Your study programme include your vocational course and also Maths, English, Digital Skills, Tutorial and Career Progression sessions, attendance to all aspects is mandatory.