Gateshead College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Games Production

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Gateshead College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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An innovation for the industry; an example for educators. Our Live Studio simultaneously delivers real world work experience and a qualification. You will have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals and use industry standard equipment to produce quality media products for various platforms and to contribute to stunning, exciting games and visual effects. Experience practical and purpose-driven master classes, in which you will gain a broad mix of contemporary and traditional skill sets culminating in a comprehensive portfolio to assist you in getting a career in an exciting and ever expanding creative industry. The qualification will enable you to develop your transferable and high level academic, analytical and critical thinking skills. These fundamental skills will be key to not only your success on the course, but to your future career as a creative professional. You will complete a HNC in year 1 and top this up to a HND in the second year of study. Please note: Whilst every effort is made to run advertised programmes, this programme will run subject to learner recruitment numbers. For full terms and conditions, and information on our complaints procedure, please visit

Course details


Year 1 •Contextual studies and research techniques for creative media production •Practical skills for game animation •Drawing techniques for concept art •2D digital graphics •3D computer game engines Year 2 •Project design, implementation and evaluation •Special subject investigation for creative media production •Career development for the computer games industry •3D modelling, 3D environments and 3D animation •CGI rendering and lighting •3D character animation Please note - modules could be subject to slight change.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code006I
Institution code G09
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points A relevant Level 3 qualification (E.g. BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media). GCSE English and Maths at grade 9-4 (A*-C). We also welcome applications from mature students without these qualifications but with relevant experience.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5995* Year 1
Northern Ireland £5995* Year 1
Scotland £5995* Year 1
Wales £5995* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Games Production at Gateshead College - UCAS