Gamer Camp: Nano takes places over 1 month. The course features 1 week of intensive tuition, followed by 3 weeks of actual game development in teams.
There are 14 places available on the course. Students will be split into two groups: programmers and artists.
Within the training section of the course, students will learn the fundamental skills used every day in the games industry.
Programmers will be trained in:
Games artists will be trained in:
Student teams will have their game reviewed by a professional games journalist at the end of the course. Students whose game manages a score of 4/5 or higher will receive an award.
Students may also wish to consider Gamer Camp: Mini (10 weeks duration) and Gamer Camp: Pro (9 months duration).
The Gamer Camp courses have been designed by some of the UK's most succesful games companies to completely prepare an individual for working in a development studio through simulating a development team project from start to finish.
Gamer Camp Nano is open to applicants who fit either of the following programmer or artist criteria:
Programming applicants should have, and be able to demonstrate:
Games Artist applicants should have, and be able to demonstrate:
Applications can be made using the online application form. A paper based version is also downloadable.
For general information about applying to study at Birmingham City University, please refer to the Making your Application section.
Prospective students from the UK or EU may enquire online by using the Course Enquiry Form or call +44 (0)121 331 5595.
Prospective students from non-EU countries may enquire via the International Enquiry Form or call +44 (0)121 331 6714.
Fees are paid upon acceptance onto the course.
More information can be found on GamerCamp.co.uk, via the Facebook page or Twitter feed.
Check out the Gamer Camp website for details about the Gamer Camp mentors, options for funding your course and nearby accommodation.