The NextGen course is led by Antony Cain, a lecturer who specialises in computer game development and game jamming.

In September 2016 we will be opening three additional specialist NextGen studios as the college continues to invest in NextGen to ensure we are the leading provider of Level 3 Games, Animation & VFX courses in the region.

A photo of level 3 students at Sunderland college

Progression routes

From the NextGen Level 3 course, students could progress to a degree or foundation degree which specialises in their chosen role within the industry, including the Foundation Degree in Computer Games Design and Production at Truro and Penwith College. Alternatively, students could follow a higher Apprenticeship route to training and employment.

Course cost

The NextGen Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation & VFX Skills is fully funded for 16 - 18 year old students, and for students aged 19-23 who don't already have a full Level 3 qualification.

Course duration

2 years, full-time.