Video Game Design | 4 Week Course | Ages 19+

FREE 4 Week Online Course as part of the Explore Creativity in Halton Project.

This Explore Creativity in Halton project is part of our Creative & Digital Careers in Halton programme which (thanks to European Social Fund) provides training opportunities for Digital Arts & Technology skills for unemployed adults 19+ who live in Halton (Widnes & Runcorn).

This short course will run as 4 weekly, 2 hour sessions which will be held online (via Zoom) with real tutors, who will teach you and be there to answer your questions.
The sessions have been designed to enable you to develop both creative and technological game design skills, as you learn about pathways into creative careers.
The range of activities on offer includes things like: character design, level design, block based coding, exporting games, publishing games online and more…
Through expert tuition, small class sizes and access to a variety of digital tools and technology, this project will open up a world of opportunities to you when you discover that you can develop the skills necessary to consider a future in the Digital Arts and Technology industry.
During these sessions, you will be encouraged to further enhance your skills and knowledge outside of the classroom, by completing the iDEA (inspiring digital enterprise award) award Bronze.

All of the sessions are delivered to small class sizes (maximum 10) and are delivered by two tutors with industry experience. 

Incentives:

As an incentive to taking part in the course, participants will receive a £20 Amazon vouchers if they successfully complete the 4-week programme.

Who’s it for?

We are looking for people who fulfil the following criteria:
  • Aged 19 and over
  • A resident of Halton Borough
  • Unemployed
  • Legally a resident in the UK and able to take up paid employment in an EU member state
Due to the amount of digital technology, we will be using, you will need to have some basic IT skills. These sessions are perfect for anyone who is interested in Creative and Digital Technology, but doesn’t know where to start, or, has very little experience in them and is keen to know more.

Where?

These sessions will be “virtual” sessions (not in-person) and will be hosted on Zoom, which is a popular and safe virtual meeting platform.

When?

4 x weekly 2 hour face-to-face sessions.
The courses are scheduled to start on 26/12/20 at 10am – 12pm for 4 weeks.

Things you will need.

Due to the sessions being of a digital nature you will need: 

  • A device connected to the internet, with the Zoom application downloaded.
  • Another device (Ideally a computer) connected to the internet, with a browser that can load https://arcade.makecode.com/# we recommend chrome web browser.
If you would like to take part in this project but do not have the equipment required, please let us know as we may be able to assist with providing equipment for you.  

Costs?

All of the courses are completely FREE of charge thanks to funding from the European Social Fund.

If this project sounds right for you, then apply today!

December 10
10:00 — 12:00 (2h)

Online

MakoCreate

Apply here