Computer Games Design

Student designing a 3D game
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 9 July 2018
  • Course duration: Two weeks

What you'll study

Design and create your own 3D game level using the latest industry standard software.

This course will introduce you to the production processes required in creating a computer game. You will be taken through the games design process using game design techniques, 3D modelling software and computer games engines. At the end of the course you will have created original game assets that can be used within your portfolio.

You will study at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies in our Creative Quarter Campus – a tech-heads dream with cutting-edge facilities.

You will plan and design your game and research your ideas to create an original game design. You will use the Autodesk suite to create 3D models that will be found in your environment and make decisions on characters, objects, colours, sizes, shapes and textures. Once your assets are complete you will import them into the Unreal Engine and here you will be able to create obstacles, consider how your character moves and the environment your game takes place in.

Finally, you will present your games with your tutors and your fellow students testing your final designs.

Upon completing this course you will be able to utilise a computer games engine to design and realise a playable game, and use industry standard 3D software to implement features within your games level. You will also be able to research and adapt your games designs through independent problem solving, and review and evaluate a range of computer games production tools and apply your findings to your own game ideas.

This course is a part of NTU Global Summer School, a programme of 2 – 4 week courses and social activities running in July and August 2018.

Tuition fee: £1,100

Credit information

On successful completion of this course you'll get 10 NTU credits (5 ECTS).

Entry requirements

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and, as this is technology/software focused, have a basic understanding of IT. You should also have the required  English language skills.

Please email us if you have any further questions about your course.

How to apply

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee: £1,100

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