SSR - Game Design & Production - Game Design & Production

Game Design & Production

So you've now got a good understanding of Unreal Engine. You know what it's capable of and you know how to prototype and express your ideas. The next logical stage for you is to devise your dream game.

During this twelve month Game Design & Production course in Manchester you'll study how your favourite games are designed in microscopic detail. You'll learn how to put your ideas together in a Game Design Document and also how to communicate and present these ideas on a professional level.

With your designs in place, we'll teach you how to manage the entire production process with agile project methods and robust quality procedures.


Games Study
  • FPS
  • Platform & 2D
  • Sports
  • Strategy
  • Casual & Mobile
  • Concept & Brainstorming
  • Story
  • Character Development
  • Gameplay Fundamentals
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Advanced Mechanics
  • Game Design Document (GDD)
  • Agile Methods (e.g. Scrum / Kanban)
  • Development Stages (e.g. Alpha / Beta)
  • Continuous Integration
  • Debug Strategies
  • Master Candidate
Quality Assurance
  • Mechanics Analysis
  • Class A, B & C Bugs
  • Escalation
  • Demographics
  • Unique Selling Points
  • Metrics
  • Freemium & Payment Models
The course is delivered as a set of highly structured projects, each designed to allow you to focus on a specific aspect of the learning outcomes. You'll study modern day classic games and discover how to apply the same ingenuity and inspirational thinking to your own games. There'll also be plenty of opportunity to meet successful game developers, attend conferences and take part in game jams, planting you right in the heart of the indie game dev community, with both feet.
Qualification – SSR Industry Diploma
Duration – 12 Months
Mode of Study – Part Time
Time of Study – Evening
Available atManchester

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Hours of Study – 6 hours of delivery per week plus facilities access. Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7pm to 10pm
Start Date – Please contact us for available dates before booking online
Entry Requirements – Entry subject to interview / portfolio. Good written and communication skills are essential, in addition to a a diverse knowledge of video game genres. Some experience in previous design or production roles will be an advantage. If you’ve produced a Game Design Document (GDD) in the past, we’d love to see it.
Tuition Fees – Single payment - £3240 | Instalments - £3600 (12x monthly payments of £300)
Funding – We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 2486.

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.
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Course Information

Subject Area
Games Development
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