Funding and bursaries
Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8087 4874.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
Minimum grade 4 (grade C) in four GCSEs, including English (maths desirable), or a Merit or Distinction in Media BTEC Level 2. A passion for video games and a desire to learn new skills is required.
What will I learn?
Develop practical skills and levels of understanding that will be expected of you to work in the video games industry
Improve your communication and IT skills, develop the attributes needed to work as part of a team
Gain working knowledge of the game development industry
You’ll get the chance to go to games conferences such as EGX, giving you the opportunity to talk to and meet developers of all sizes and begin making industry contacts for your future career.
You’ll also undertake 60 hours’ work experience over the academic year.
You’ll study a range of modules that cover both sides of the games industry (art and programming). These may include:
Pre-production techniques for the creative media industries
Communication skills for creative media production
Research techniques for the creative media industries
Understanding the computer games industry
Computer game engines
Sound for computer games
Creative media project management
Working freelance in the creative media sector
You’ll be assessed through a combination of written reports, practical work and spoken presentations.
Extra-curricular activities and projects are included, such as a video games enrichment club where students can watch films and play games together.
Career and Progression
You can move on to university or you can explore careers through either an entry-level position or apprenticeship.
You’ll also gain the skills you need to create your own portfolio and work freelance.
What our students say
Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.
Level 3 Music student at Totton College