SSR - Games Design Taster Course - Unreal Engine 101 - Games Design Taster Course - Unreal Engine 101

Games Design Taster Course - Unreal Engine 101

This six week taster course provides a detailed and thorough exploration of all that Unreal Engine has to offer to aspiring game developers.

By the end of the course you'll have a solid understanding of the key concepts across many aspects of game development and you'll get the opportunity to build an entire game prototype, all using Unreal's proprietary Blueprints system. No coding necessary.

By completing this taster course you will be able to sample SSR's Games Development courses first hand and it is a great opportunity to dip your toe into the world of creating your own games.

  • Create an animated player-controlled character in Unreal Engine
  • Discover the core mechanics of a game's design
  • Develop usable in-game objects
  • Build particle systems and custom object behaviours
  • Explore environment and level design
  • Add sound, music and post process effects
The sessions will be highly structured and set up with project templates covering each milestone throughout the course. So even if you miss a class or if your prototyping starts to spiral out of control, you can jump back into the action at any step along the way.


Anyone who completes this taster course will be eligible to redeem the full fees paid from the cost of any future SSR Games Courses applied for.

The courses are modular diploma courses and follow a progressive structure. Game Development starts in March 2016, all other courses start September 2016. Click on the links below to find out more...
Qualification – SSR Short Course Certificate
Duration – 6 weeks
Mode of Study – Part Time
Time of Study – Evening
Available atManchester

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Hours of Study – 3 hours of delivery per week, Thursday evenings 7pm to 10pm, plus weekend access to computer suites for practice time.
Start Date
Entry Requirements – No entry requirements.
Tuition Fees – £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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Games Development
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