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    I've enrolled on a QCF Foundation Diploma in art and design, It's the only closest relevant access course that is in line with my interests. Honestly, I do not ant to do it! I want to study game design, or computer science at university. I am 21 years old so mature student? right.. I have been working full time and out of education since 2013 but in my free time I have self-taught and experimented with game related designing (I have a personal statement supporting all of this) My question is, should I bother having my reference complete the form and try my luck calling up universities for a place on a game design course via clearing? I know I am ready to study at degree level
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    (Original post by Demonzon)
    I've enrolled on a QCF Foundation Diploma in art and design, It's the only closest relevant access course that is in line with my interests. Honestly, I do not ant to do it! I want to study game design, or computer science at university. I am 21 years old so mature student? right.. I have been working full time and out of education since 2013 but in my free time I have self-taught and experimented with game related designing (I have a personal statement supporting all of this) My question is, should I bother having my reference complete the form and try my luck calling up universities for a place on a game design course via clearing? I know I am ready to study at degree level
    You should ring up the unis and ask over the phone. Time is ticking I'm afraid. You could also ask about being put onto a foundation course then move onto the full degree?
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    (Original post by anoujr)
    You should ring up the unis and ask over the phone. Time is ticking I'm afraid. You could also ask about being put onto a foundation course then move onto the full degree?
    I'd definitely be up for a foundation year which leads onto the degree afterwards, although I was told previously that this year doesn't allow maintenance loans. That you only qualify for an advance learner loan to cover the course fee.

    Just to point out, the art and design diploma is the only closest thing in my area that I can travel to from home. I have looked into four year degrees with the first being foundation but I cannot financially support myself if I do no qualify for maintenance loans on the first year.
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    (Original post by Demonzon)
    I've enrolled on a QCF Foundation Diploma in art and design, It's the only closest relevant access course that is in line with my interests. Honestly, I do not ant to do it! I want to study game design, or computer science at university. I am 21 years old so mature student? right.. I have been working full time and out of education since 2013 but in my free time I have self-taught and experimented with game related designing (I have a personal statement supporting all of this) My question is, should I bother having my reference complete the form and try my luck calling up universities for a place on a game design course via clearing? I know I am ready to study at degree level
    You might want to try an access to HE computer science course? From that you should have no problem getting onto a good degree.

    Without level 3 qualifications you will find it very hard - especially at this late stage.
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    You might want to try an access to HE computer science course? From that you should have no problem getting onto a good degree.

    Without level 3 qualifications you will find it very hard - especially at this late stage.
    I have looked, but no one year access courses in computing are close enough to me.

    I am mostly looking to get into game design/development but have gained most of these skills through self-teaching in my own time after work. I have so much to offer the university
 
 
 
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