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Game Design
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Become a game designer with a FREE course at ELATT

Become a 3D designer and animator with a FREE course at ELATT

About Game Design

Are you a passionate gamer? Imagine getting paid for creating and developing new games! You could use your creativity and imagination in a new career as a Game Designer – this course is the first step to becoming a Game designer, or a related career such as games developers, programmers, games artists, animators or quality assurance tester.

Our courses are created in consultation with industry and you will be taught live online by an experienced tutor. We also focus on employability and include opportunities to speak to professionals and access mentoring, volunteering and work experience opportunities.

Career Potential

The 3D design and animation field includes careers such as computer games developer with a a starting salary of £19,500, rising to £59,000 as a senior developer, producer or technical director.
Apply now to gain new skills, qualifications and take the first step to your new career.

We're here for you as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic: our Sixth Form classes are now all face-to-face, and we're offering a mix of online and in-class options for our adult courses. You'll receive the same personalised support whichever way you study at ELATT.

Read more about online learning at ELATT

Course Progression and Levels

TBD Weeks
Duration

TBD Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


Content

Level 1 Award [0 Credits]:

  • TBD

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Basic computing knowledge (File Management / Microsoft Word)
  • Literacy - Level 1

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Award/Certificate for IT Users - Level 1

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 2
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1

9 - 10 Weeks
Duration

6 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Audio software: get started in music production using BandLab and Logic Pro
  • Video software: get started in video editing using Clipchamp and iMovie
  • Design software: get started in digital design using Canva and Photopea

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • City & Guilds

Qualifications:

  • Award for IT Users (ITQ) Level 2

6 - 12 Weeks
Duration

6 - 12 Hours
Hours per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Daytime study

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening study

Online
Environment


Content

  • Plan and produce work to a design brief: learn to produce work to the professional level required by the industry, working to a clearly specified brief, and producing and developing ideas in response.
  • Creating art for 2D games: explore a range of artwork styles that gives 2D games their identity, identifying tools and techniques used in the industry to produce this artwork. You'll take an in-depth look at the creation of art for 2D games and produce and develop your own work.
  • 2D game production: research key factors, considerations and software tools relating to the design and development of 2D games. You'll make a 2D game proposal and get feedback on your ideas.
  • Sound production for computer games: take an in-depth look at how sound is used in games, the techniques used in the industry to produce these sounds and the factors that may impact on their production. You'll produce and refine sound assets for a game sequence and use post-production editing techniques.

Requirements and Qualifications

Entry Requirements:

  • English: Level 1 (Functional Skills, GCSE, ESOL or equivalent)
  • IT: Level 1
  • Please bring your prior qualification certificates with you to your first Assessment meeting.
  • If you don't have your certificates, we'll ask you to complete a short English and IT assessment so that we can make sure you're ready for this course. Find out more about the application process here.

Awarding Body:

  • NCFE

Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Creative Media Level 2

TBD Weeks
Duration

TBD Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


Content

Level 2 Diploma [0 Credits]:

  • TBD

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Basic computing knowledge (File Management / Microsoft Word)
  • Literacy - Level 1

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Award/Certificate for IT Users - Level 1

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 2
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1

TBD Weeks
Duration

TBD Days
Days per week

9.30am - 4.30pm
Morning Hours

6.00pm - 9.00pm
Evening Hours

Classroom
Environment


Content

Level 3 Diploma [0 Credits]:

  • TBD

Requirements, Qualifications and Progression

Entry Requirements:

  • Basic computing knowledge (File Management / Microsoft Word)
  • Literacy - Level 1

Qualifications:

  • City and Guilds Award/Certificate for IT Users - Level 1

Progression Options:

  • Web Design and Development - Level 2
  • Computer Engineering - Level 1

Which units will I study for my course?

All our courses have one or more mandatory units and a choice of additional units.

Course content is tailored for you (and your employer) and the list of units outlined here are a guide only. Units covered will also depend on your prior learning and credit requirement. If there is something specific that you are interested in learning, please discuss this with your tutor during induction.


What if I don't have the entry requirements for a course?

There are other courses available to help you build up the skills and qualifications you need to be eligible for our courses. Please get in touch to discuss this further!


Which level can I study?

During your appointment assessment, we will help you work out which course will be the most suitable for you based on your results, previous experiences and interests.


Will my course cost?

Course tuition fees
As a charity, ELATT works tirelessly to access a range of funding and donations to keep our courses free.

In 2021-2022 we had 900 students in total, and none had to pay fees. That means 100% got a free course!

If you are over 19, not all our Level 3 qualifications are fully funded, so you might have to take out a student loan to do a Level 3 course.  If that's the case for your Level 3 course, we'll let you know as soon as you apply.

We also can't train you if you are on a Student Visa, Visitor's Visa or Temporary Stay, or are an Overseas Student.
Each year we support hundreds of different people from all walks of life, of all backgrounds, ages, circumstances and skills levels. There's a really good chance that you can get a free course at ELATT, so apply now!

Course Fees: free courses at ELATT Apply for a course


Studying Hours

These are all the study days and times. Your course will take place on some of these times. You'll find out more information after you apply.

Mornings

Monday9.30 - 16.30

Tuesday9.30 - 16.30

Wednesday9.30 - 16.30

Thursday9.30 - 16.30

Friday9.30 - 16.30

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Evenings

MondayClosed

Tuesday18.00 - 21.00

WednesdayClosed

Thursday18.00 - 21.00

FridayClosed

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed


You are more than welcome to give us a call at 0800-0420-184 or email hello@elatt.org.uk to ask questions and find out more. We are available from 9am-5pm on weekdays.

Benefits of this topic

Learn Languages

Learn to code using various languages, varying from HTML to PHP and more.

Rapid Growth

This topic is a popular focus in today's technological advancement.

High Salary Rate

This role prospectively leads you to a career with a good competitive salary.

Modern Technology

Build using modern technology that is continuously being innovated.

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Meet Frankie

Occupation: Business and Tech Analyst

"I got interested in graphics design and games design, but I soon found out that I did not have the qualifications to get onto any of the right courses. To help me find a pathway towards Games Design, my advisor found out about web design courses close to my home at ELATT."