Middlesbrough College

Games Design Middlesbrough College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership


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Course summary

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This course will be of interest to you if you are seeking to develop or advance your career in games design. The purpose of this course is to help you explore games design and related developments in this growing industry. This programme is completed through facilitated, hands-on sessions alongside lectures and real-world practices using specialised industry-standard software and by completing a series of game productions.

Specifically, you will study 2D and 3D computer games art, game narrative, 2D and 3D animation, assets, research, 3D environments, game production and interface design. Throughout the programme you will also be encouraged to develop your employability skills.

Successful completion of this programme provides entry to the BSc (Hons) Games Design (Top-up) to gain a full honours degree award.

Course details


Modules offered may vary.

Year 1 modules include:
2D and 3D Art for Computer Games
Computer Games Narrative
2D Animation
2D Assets
3D Environments for Computer Games

Year 2 modules include:
3D Animation for Computer Games
2D Computer Game Production
3D Computer Game Production
Work-Based Learning/Project
Computer Game Interface Design

Assessment method

You will be assessed through report writing, practical work, examinations, case studies, presentations, research and project work.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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 code A145
Institution code M78
Campus name Middlesbrough College
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points This can be from a range of appropriate Level 3 qualifications. Please contact the College if you have any queries.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Successful completion of the Level 3 Access to HE Diploma.
Scottish Higher Please contact the College if you are studying these qualifications.

You must also hold Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths. This may be GCSE (grade C/4), Functional Skills or units from the Access to HE Diploma.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,300 Year 1
England £6,300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,300 Year 1
Scotland £6,300 Year 1
Wales £6,300 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Middlesbrough College
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