About Northern Regional College

Northern Regional College is your gateway to a world-class education in Northern Ireland. As a leading provider of further education, they serve a population of over 560,000 across four council areas. They are one College with six campuses - Ballymoney, Ballymena (Farm Lodge and Trostan Avenue), Coleraine, Magherafelt and Newtownabbey and have now embarked on an exciting £84 million investment to redevelop the Coleraine and Ballymena campus where we will move from six to four campuses by 2024.

You can join a dynamic learning community of over 10,000 students, benefitting from dedicated lecturers who are industry experts themselves. With cutting-edge facilities and workshops aligned to industry standards, Northern Regional College will ensure you're equipped with the knowledge and skills vital for today's workforce. Their curriculum evolves constantly to meet industry demands, enriching your career prospects.

About the course

Northern Regional College offer two courses, a Digital Games and Virtual Reality Development, and Digital Games Development (Creative Media Practice). Both are Level 3 National Extended Diploma’s which last for two-years.

New for 2023 – NextGen will be supporting Northern Regional College with our unrivalled package of industry engagement. This includes industry challenges, professional feedback, and remote work experience opportunities.  

Discover and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the Games Industry.

Their courses have been developed with industry so that students are being taught the skills necessary to succeed, these include the core technical, practical and creative skills that are essential to break into the games industry.

They aim to equip you with These skills extend beyond the games industry into a diverse range of applications across the tech and entertainment industries.