Media and Games

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Why choose a career in Media and Games?

Why not study something you love whilst gaining valuable skills and qualifications that employers in the industry are looking for? Studying Media and Games offers you the opportunity to pursue a number of exciting careers, including games development, digital media, journalism, film, photography and TV production, or even setting up as a multimedia freelancer.

 

Why choose us?

You will get to use the latest software and equipment such as Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Maya. The games course also teaches and embeds the latest Unreal Engine to all students, and utilises this game engine software to concept and create fully-realised game ideas. Media, Photography and Journalism students make their own websites to promote their creative and written work, including self-designed magazines, radio shows, photography portfolios and filmed documentaries.

Students’ progress into exciting roles in the industry or onto degree courses at university. Former Media and Games student, Dan McCabe, is now working for Codemasters as a 3D Artist following his Gold-medal success at Euro Skills. He is due to compete at the global WorldSkills competition in October 2017 in Abu Dhabi.

Student Spotlight

Penny-Jane Prior

Creative Media Production-Games Development BTEC Diploma Level 3

Bishops’ Blue Coat Church of England High School

“I’m a very creative person and I love creating stories and narratives of the world so when it came to making decisions about my future I considered sixth form, but felt that coming to College would suit me more than studying A Levels. “I browsed online to look at the Art and Design courses on offer at local colleges and noticed the Games Development course which really appealed to me in terms of my interest in art and from a story-telling perspective. “The course is better than I expected. The course work is difficult but I’m really enjoying the challenge and learning new skills. We cover all elements of Games Development such as 3D modelling, concept art and audio, as well as learning about the wider media Industry and the influence this has on the development of games. “The tutors encourage us to take part in the WorldSkills competitions, so I applied and was accepted to take part in the regional heats. Out of twenty students I was lucky enough to be one of the eight students selected to go through to the national finals in Birmingham in November, which I’m really excited about, and it will be great for my CV.”

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