Duration:
2 years full-time

Entry requirements:

  • 5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C)* including English and maths
  • An appreciation of and a passion for games with a level of practical experience and/ or a Level 2 qualification in the subject area

Fees & funding:
Visit our fees & funding page for more information

How to apply:
When you're ready to apply, there's a few ways to start the process.

Introduction to the Course

During this two-year course you'll learn the key elements that form the esports industry.

Leveraging Confetti's specialist facilities, we'll teach you about live streaming using the same industry standard broadcast technologies used for esports tournaments worldwide.

We'll teach you how to live mix and edit audio and video content, and produce tournament ready lighting effects and motion graphics. You'll learn the theory of game design, to support the creation of your own competitive game ideas.

You'll learn the importance of nutrition and personal fitness for esports competitors alongside a wide range of other subjects, key to developing your knowledge, understanding and skills.

You’ll learn:

  • An introduction to the world of esports – a global industry
  • Analytical skills and strategies used in esports by shoutcasters, athletes, teams and coaches specific to established and recognised gaming titles
  • How businesses within esports operate, and how you can engage in developing the future of the UK esports scene
  • Core games design theory associated with competitive gaming
  • The importance and value of health, wellbeing and fitness for esports athletes
  • Broadcast technologies and online streaming practices, focusing on the usage of premium hardware and software
  • How to put on and engage with esports events when assuming a range of different roles associated with the production, marketing, management and participation
  • Developing a career within the esports industry

Your modules will include:

  • Introduction to Esports
  • Esports Skills, Strategies and Analysis
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the Esports Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Fitness for Esports Players
  • Esports Events
  • Live-Streamed Broadscasing
  • Producing and Esports Brand
  • Video Production
  • Games Design
  • Shoutcasting
  • Esports Coaching
  • Psychology for Esports Performance
  • Nutrition for Esports Performance
  • Customer Immersion Experiences

You’ll learn and practice in some amazing facilities.

Confetti X

Scheduled for autumn 2021, Confetti X will bring together years of expertise in live events, content creation, streaming and competitive gaming.

The complex will be a space for students to access the very best facilities and technology for esports production and other emerging technologies.

Here are just some of the features:

  • A 100-seater 4k sqft multi-event esports venue and content studio
  • 4k broadcast and content creation infrastructure
  • Virtual live productions with Unreal Engine
  • 10m x 4m 4K LED video wall with LED wings
  • Multiple shoutcaster and analyst studio
  • Multiple streaming cubicles
  • Green screen studio for virtual sets
  • Scrim rooms and private warm-up rooms for competitors
Confetti X event on stage at Confetti, Nottingham
Confetti X stage at Confetti, Nottingham
Production gallery view at Confetti X, Nottingham
Main hall during a night event at Confetti X, Nottingham

Confetti HQ & Metronome

Each of our esports studio spaces are kitted out with top of the line gaming and streaming gear, allowing our students to effectively and simultaneously study, game and stream.

You’ll have access to:

  • Esports scrim room and studio fully equipped with Alienware machines and peripherals
  • Games Studios fully equipped with Workstation PCs
  • Latest industry-standard software packages including Autodesk Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, Unreal Engine, Unity and more
  • Hardware suites focused on research and development in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Motion Capture

Our esports scrim rooms and studios have:

  • Alienware Aurora R12
  • 11th Gen Intel Core i9 processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU
  • 32GB RAM
  • 2x Alienware 240Hz Gaming Monitors
  • A combination of Razer and Alienware peripherals including webcams, microphones, headphones, keyboard and mice.
  • Corsair T1 Race Gaming Chairs
An esports degree student sat a desk and computer

Celebrate

Every year we welcome family, friends and industry professionals to watch, listen, test and play the fantastic work of our college students. This year, in light of the current restrictions, we’ve taken this showcase online.

Industry Week

Every year we go off timetable and invite some of the biggest names in the games industry to deliver talks, workshops and seminars for our students. It’s a great opportunity for our students to gain invaluable insights and industry connections.

Past Industry Week guests have included:

  • The Oliver Twins
  • Games Workshop
  • Ubisoft
  • Criterion Games - Liam Turton

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games technology student

Adam Heaton 

“The extra opportunities I’ve been able to work on have been incredible.”

Continue your studies

Your time at Confetti doesn’t have to stop once you finish your college course. Choose to continue your studies on our range of foundation and full honours degrees that can help you further develop your skills and obtain the experience you need to get a head start in your career:

Future careers:

  • Esports Competitor
  • Esports Coach
  • Shout Caster or Presenter
  • Social Media Influencer
  • Live Events Technician
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Video Editor

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