Games Design and Digital Media

Certificate in Digital Media, Level 2

Course overview

Are you passionate about the world of gaming? Would you like to create the next Halo or Portal? Could you see yourself working for Sony, Nintendo or Xbox? This course will provide you with the chance to study interactive media production, specialising in video design, at an intermediate level. Throughout this course you will gain skills in animation and graphic design while also working on 2D computer game engines. You will also gain invaluable knowledge of the games and software industry, including communication techniques and research skills.

Entry requirements

To join this course you must have either:
- 4 GCSEs (A*- D) or (Grade 3 and above) including maths and English Language or Level 1 functional skills.
-Appropriate Level 1 qualification in a related subject area
- Relevant industry experience

Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference.

Entry decisions will be discussed at interview. Students will be continually assessed through their probation period to ensure that they are on the correct level.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods including written assignments, presentations and practical activities.

What can I do next

You can continue onto our Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production, Level 3, alternatively you can also seek employment in the games and software industry. The skills and knowledge that you gain throughout this course are also transferable to a wide range of jobs.

Course Modules

- Digital games production
- Animation for digital media
- Website production
- Graphic design for digital media
- Digital editing for moving image
- Digital moving image production
- Digital art for a media product