Industry praise for games design course
Leading members of industry have heaped praise on the Games Design students from Cornwall College Camborne, part of The Cornwall College Group. The course, which is the longest established in Cornwall, has been running since 2005 at degree level and since 2009 at Level 3 and this year the students achieved a one hundred percent pass rate.
Previous students have gone on to work with companies like SpiderEye, TigerX and Sanders Shiers, whilst current students can enjoy links with companies such as Double Negative, who produced Iron Man, Cloverfield and Avengers.
Course Manager for Games Design at Cornwall College Camborne, Steve Howard, said: “Over the last few years we have done work for LetCheck, Shoppalatte, Heartlands, GateGuards and Bombadingas. We have also reached the finals of many competitions such as the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers ‘Picturing time’ competition, where we were runners up.”
Last year one student supported a local entrepreneur by doing some design work on a project called Intospheres; the concept revolves around building affordable and also premium living spaces in a diverse floating environment.
Owner of Intospehres, Bradley Clark, said: “Cornwall College has been a great aid in a lot of aspects of my business the students & course manager Stephen Howard have all helped me achieve work that would only be possible with enormous budgets. Their knowledge and skill is an untapped font – Thank you.”
Steve added: “Projects like this provide students with excellent experience in developing their game design skills. 3D modelling is central to many aspects of the design pipeline within this business sector and it is live client briefs like this that make the games design for Industry course, at Camborne, so useful in helping students with their future careers.”
The course, which is also run at Cornwall College St Austell, benefits from excellent resources such as their own render farm, Oculus Rifts, film studio, excellent hardware and Industry standard software and a few years ago the students established their our own games company.