• LevelLevel 3
  • FT/PTFT
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyAim Awards- Next Gen Skills Academy

Overview

Leading the way in Games Development, VFX and animation, Middlesbrough College Games Development department was the 8th college in the country to be given accreditation to run the Next-Gen: Skills Academy course thanks to our amazing team, students and incredible digital creative facilities. We are the only college within the Tees Valley to deliver this amazing opportunity.


NextGen brings industry and educators together to develop the next generation of digital talents in games, animation and visual effects, a course designed by the industry for the industry. This course has been developed by NextGen Academy, which is supported by companies including Blue Zoo, Double Negative, Framestore, Microsoft, MPC, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and Ubisoft. These companies will work hand in hand with the team at Middlesbrough College to deliver the course, workshops, apprenticeships, live briefs and assessments that will give you the best start in a career in the games industry.


Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • 3D Modelled Environments and Characters for Games and Animation
  • Computer game production
  • Animation
  • Sound for media
  • Graphics, comics and digital imagery
  • Planning and Pitching Creative Media Products
  • Visual FX for the games Industry
  • Preparation for Games industry careers and Portfolio building
  • Marketing within the Games industry

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved five GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above, which must include maths (this should ideally be at grade 5 or above).

You will be assessed through:

  • Core principles exam
  • Asset development portfolio (inc. development blogs)
  • Written assignment: art theory in context
  • Case study exam
  • Synoptic project
  • Research report

Career opportunities include games development, games design, platform development and multimedia programmer.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Level 3 Entitlement: If you are aged 19 - 23 on the start date of the course and this is your first full Level 3 qualification the course is free.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Games Design and Media students will benefit from Middlesbrough College's great facilities and high quality equipment and materials. This includes a large Apple iMac suite and creative media workshops, alongside purpose built games design studios with the latest 3D design packages, game engines and virtual reality testing labs.

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Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

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Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

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Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.

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