1 year full time

Confetti Nottingham

This Level 2 Games college course gives you the fundamentals to start your journey towards a career in game development. 

On this course you’ll get experience in a range of games development techniques, and will learn how to:

  • Plan and programme your own 2D game 
  • Create graphics for game assets
  • Create digital art for tabletop and digital games 
  • Do 3D modelling and animation
  • Explore storytelling and game theory

You will work with other courses including Esports and will collaborate on gaming tournaments.

This course is for you if:

  • you have a passion for games and understand the way in which these are developed and designed.
  • you enjoy being creative, taking on new challenges and learning new skills 
  • you are excited by the idea of collaboration and developing new games

Read our course commitment

  • 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 (A*-D)* including English and maths
  • An appreciation of and passion for games with a level of practical experience

Depending on your prior English and Maths attainment, you may need to improve your grade as part of your course

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

  • Apply online – Start your application now!
  • Call us on 0115 952 2075 and start your application over the phone or we can post you a paper application form
  • Come and visit us at an open day and fill in your application on the day

Look at the history and techniques of animation and the role storytelling plays in games and other media to develop your ideas for your own 2D game and games design document.

Start researching and developing a game demo and study the fundamentals of level design. Combine all the skills you have learned so far and create a project for external assessment.

Finalise production of your game and learn the importance of bug testing in the games industry. Learn about pitching and creating publicity material to promote your game.

Do It For Real

Industry Week

Studying at Confetti you’ll take part in Industry Week where you’ll be able to meet a range of professionals within your field of interest as well as other areas of the creative industries. 

Past guests include Games Workshop, Ubisoft, Brenda and John Romero, and Anna Hollinrake.


Every year we welcome family, friends and industry professionals to watch, listen, test and play the fantastic work of our college students.

Student work

Our Talent Development team works closely with course leaders to link students with opportunities across the industry. 

You’ll also go on trips to:

  • Comic Con
  • Zero Latency
  • Insomnia Gaming Festival

You’ll have access to a range of industry standard equipment and software including:

  • Mac and PC computer suites
  • GameMaker Engine
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Art studio


Once you’ve completed your course, you can go on to study one of our Level 3 courses:

Future careers

  • Games Developer
  • Game Tester
  • Concept Artist

Open Days

Saturday 28 September
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Saturday 16 November
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