Games Animation

LOG IN TO THE THRIVING GAMES SECTOR WITH OUR EXCITING RANGE OF COURSES.

Offered at

Rotherham College

On our Games Animation courses you’ll learn from tutors with a broad range of industry experience who are passionate about developing the next generation of digital experts. 

As well as gaining the knowledge and tools you’ll need to succeed in the industry, you’ll develop wider transferable skills sought after by employers including problem-solving, creativity and research.

Both Rotherham College and Dearne Valley College have dedicated hardware and networking space.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Computing and Digital

  • Level 2

    Computing Technologies
    Games and Animation
    Esports

  • Level 3

    Computing Technologies
    Games and Animation
    Information and Cyber Security Practices
    Esports

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Games Design

  • Level 6

    BSc (Hons) in Computing and Systems Development

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 9,901 JOBS IN THE COMPUTING INDUSTRY IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

“I'm enjoying meeting new people with similar interests.”

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Justin Hamlet Level 2 Games Animation, Former student at Oakwood High School

FUTURE CAREERS IN GAMES ANIMATION

The computing and digital sector is ideal for those who like to keep up-to-date with the latest technology, are creative thinkers and are passionate about working in an industry which is in high demand.

Photo of students wearing headphones and using a games consoles

Software Developer

Average salary - £48,200*

Software Developers design, build, test, implement and maintain computer programs to meet specifications.

Day-to-day tasks:

Discuss requirements with clients, take part in design and progress meetings, write and amend computer code, test software and diagnose and fix problems, keep accurate records of the development process, carry out quality checks before release and maintain systems.**

Working environments:

Office settings or a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

IT Project Manager

Average salary - £57,100*

IT Project Managers oversee the development and installation of computer hardware and software systems.

Day-to-day tasks:

Speak to the clients to find out their requirements, work to an agreed timescale and budget, coordinate the project team, monitor progress and keep clients informed, solve problems as they arise and provide training to handover the new system.**

Working environments:

Office settings or a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the computing sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Integration
  • Leadership
  • Innovation

What our students say

“I'm enjoying meeting new people with similar interests.”

Photo of Justin Hamlet
Justin Hamlet Level 2 Games Animation, Former student at Oakwood High School