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Games Design

The Video Game Industry is huge, and continues to grow at an amazing rate. A typical major development team now consists of dozens of developers, designers, artists and animators. Additionally, in recent years, smaller independent two or three team companies have emerged to take on the casual game industry, developing successfully for mobile platforms. If you are considering either of these career routes, then this course is for you.

Our Computer Game Design ( Creative Development ) courses are designed to reflect the industry, and as such you will develop your artistic skills using industry standard software, for example Photoshop and Illustrator. You will learn and practice this software in order to create Concept Art, Sprites, Backgrounds, Game Textures, H.U.D’s etc.

3D software forms a major part of Games Design and Autodesk Maya is the industry leader.  You will become proficient in using this 3D Modelling software to create 3D Game Assets and characters that you can then import into the UDK Game Engine to bring your own game levels to life.

You will complete a wide range of industry-related projects, including pitching ideas, creating design documentation, drawing concept art, building and animating 3D assets such as characters, weapons, vehicles and buildings.  You will then bring all of this work together in a game environment.

These practical projects are supported by more theory-based assignments that cover subjects such as Career Development and Production techniques. Assessment of theory projects is carried out using a variety of approaches, from video, to presentations, blogs and academic essays. We ensure that the assessment method is best suited to you the individual student.

All of the teaching staff at Nescot are highly qualified and experienced, having successfully developed and delivered Games Design courses around the country for many years.
The facilities that will be available to you during your studies will be second to none, and we will encourage you to enter competitions and seek work experience outside of your college course.

On successful completion of the HND you may wish to study a ‘top up’ year at University in order to convert the qualification to a full degree.

Students at Nescot are among the most satisfied in the country.


The National Student Survey found 95% of those questioned were satisfied with their course, compared to 85% nationally.

This means Higher Education students at Nescot are the most satisfied in Surrey, and compares to 92% at the University of Cambridge, 91% at the University of Oxford, and 90% at the University of Durham.

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