Art and design KS3: A career as a computer game designer

What's it like working as a computer game designer?

Manchester based Sean Barron talks about his inspiration and the process of creating a new level in a computer game.

He explains how he has turned a hobby into a career, including the importance of building up a portfolio of work.

Teacher Notes

This clip would be useful in inspiring a project about computer games.

Pupils could be set a brief to design a new computer game with the focus being on developing the environment that the game takes place in.

The clip could be shown to inspire them and explain how a designer looks at things in the real world to create the virtual world of the game.

The pupils could also begin by photographing and drawing their own environments before stylising these drawings to create plans for a computer game world.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at KS3 in England and Northern Ireland, KS3 and GCSE in Wales and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.