• LevelLevel 6
  • Duration1 year
  • UCAS CodeA136
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


This top-up degree course develops your knowledge and understanding of computer games design. It is ideal if you want to top up your existing foundation degree or HND to Level 6 and gain graduate employment in the sector. 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 games design portfolio and final year project. Specifically, you will study 3D sculpting, game development, virtual reality and computer game industry practice. Throughout the programme you will also be encouraged to develop your employability skills.

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Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules may include:

  • 3D Digital Sculpting for Games
  • Implementing Virtual Reality into a Game/Experience.
  • Real-time VFX for Games
  • Final Project
  • Developing Games and Experiences with Emerging Technologies
  • Games Development

September- May. Learning is face to face.

Entry requirements

A related games design qualification at Level 5 (a foundation degree or equivalent).

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

This course is designed to provide you with the sought after professional skills and knowledge you need to enter the games design industry. The programme also qualifies you for entry to a range of postgraduate level programmes.

Fees payable directly to Middlesbrough College, £8,500 per year.

If you would like to study a higher education course, financial support is available. Please click here for more information and see what support you could receive.

Please apply through UCAS for this course. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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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.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

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


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