• 98%

    of our students have progressed to a positive destination.

    Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.

  • 93%

    of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.

    Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018

  • Free meals

    Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.

Start Date:Level:Course location:Course Type:
08/09/20202Bede CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

Anyone interested in pursuing a career in Computer Games Design, Computer Games Art, Computer Animation, or VFX. You must have a passion for games (not just playing), animation and VFX, and be creative, with solid IT skills, and the motivation to work hard.

You don’t need to be able to draw, but you will need to be willing to try to improve your visual communication skills.

You’ll need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths and English. You must have a keen interest in both the practical and analytical aspects of the computer games, animation & VFX industries.

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

You will be taught through workshop-based sessions that encourage hands on experience of industry standard software and techniques. You will use the latest software and hardware to produce 2D games, 3D game levels, game design documents, concept art, 3D m

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Your Curriculum Team

Nigel Rumfitt

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What’s next?

Students who successful complete the Level 2 Games, Animation & VFX course, could then progress onto our NextGen Computer Games, Animation and VFX National Extended Diploma Level 3.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.