Games designers are responsible for overall vision and conception of the game and influence the design of the gameplay, characters, mechanics, environment and storyline.  The course is designed for anyone with little or no experience in video games design. The course will take you from the basics to the end of game design.

The course has been created by the games industry for the games industry. It gives the student a blend of technical teaching and learning infrastructure that is relevant.

The course is a mixture of home-based learning and the use of a remote intranet system that allows you to interact with lectures, course tutors and fellow students. You will need a basic computing knowledge, creativity and imagination, a logical approach to problem solving, but most importantly you need a passion and commitment towards video games design.

During the course you will be using gaming software applications, which will help to develop your creative skills and you will study the key concepts of games design; from character design, 3D modelling, game mechanics, and illustration. At the end of the course you will have a portfolio of games that you designed to show at future interviews with games publishers.


  • The Games Designer role is one of the most important roles in the video games industry.
  • The Games Designer will design the game play, consisting of the game's narrative, commentary, journals, dialogue, video game packaging content, cut-scene narrative, hint system, and much more.
  • The Games Designer is the visionary of the game whose ideas will lead all other areas of the game's development.

Games Designer Salary and Conditions

  • Starting salary of £18,000-£25,000, with a typical salary at senior level with several years of experience of between £35,000 up to £70,000 (salary depends on company type, size and location of employer).
  • Some companies offer bonuses or a profit-sharing scheme.
  • Working hours are usually flexible, with many designers starting later than 9am. However, working hours are generally long and designers often work a 40-hour week or more.
  • In order to try to meet games completion deadlines, games designer teams may need to work a 60 to 80-hour week, including work over the weekends.
  • The role is typically office, studio or production house based, although there are some freelancers working from home.
  • Designers tend to work in a team environment. In order to meet the complex nature of contemporary games, the size of teams can reach almost 200 individuals. It is not uncommon for groups and individual team members to be located remotely, both in the UK and other parts of the world.

*(Source – Prospects.ac.uk)

Below are some of the units that you are likely to study during the course:

  • The game development process
  • Principles of game design
  • Documenting the game design
  • Design considerations for massively multiplayer games
  • Programming languages used
  • 3D design modelling packages
  • Motion tracking
  • Prototyping and playtesting
  • Game flow & progression
  • Art tools
  • Office suites

And much more....

Q: When do the courses start?

There is a constant enrolment process - new courses are starting all the time and you may enrol at a time to suit you.

Q: Who will teach & instruct me?

Qualified & Experienced Course Tutors.

Q: What qualifications do I need to start studying the different courses?

A Course Advisor will initially assess each individual's ability and recommend which course is best suited.

Q: If I fail an exam?

Exam modules can be re-taken.

Q: What is the cost?

Courses start from as little as £15 per week. Subject to status, there are easy payment options that are interest free and allow you to repay your course fees over 24 or 36 months.


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Why Us ?

There has never been a better time to join the video games industry. It is now worth over £36bn globally per year - which is a bigger industry than both the movie and music business.

With the arrival of digital distribution, games now have a global opportunity via mobile, PC, tables and desktops. Five years ago it would taken a huge marketing budget and a team of 200 to bring a game to PlayStation or Xbox, but now it is also possible for a small team or even one programmer to launch a game and for it to become popular all over the world....



  • Since getting my diploma I got employment straight away.

  • My course is supported by the games industry that gave me the confidence to choose the course

  • The course gave me an awesome portfolio that got me the interview and then the job – thank you




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