Games Design and Digital Media

Diploma/Extended in Games Design & Digital Media Production, Level 3

Course overview

Are you a gaming enthusiast who can’t get enough of the latest releases? Could you see yourself creating the next Call of Duty, Battlefield or Assassins Creed? Have you ever wondered what it takes to make the top gaming releases? Then this course could be the perfect opportunity for you to embark upon a career in games development.

The aim of the course is to provide you with a solid foundation in games and new media software and technology. You will be taught through workshop-based sessions in the specialist Game Design Studio that encourages hands on experience of industry standard software and techniques including Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, 3DS MAX, Unreal Engine 4 and Gamemaker. You will use the latest software and hardware to produce 2D Games, 3D Game Levels, Game Design Documents, Game Story Development, Concept Art, Flash Animation, Game Packaging, Digital Imaging, Digital Video/Sound, 3D Modelling, Animation and Environments. You will also learn about the Games Industry, Game Platforms, Pre-Production Techniques, Research Techniques and Communication Skills, as well developing your storyboard skills and learning to visually communicate your ideas.

Entry requirements

Applicants require 5 GCSEs (A*-C) or (Grade 4 and above) including English and maths. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory reference and interview.

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

Course Modules

- Digital games production
- Digital media skills
- 3D modelling
- Website production
- Responding to a commission
- 3D digital animation
- Concept art for computer games
- Film production

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

Upon successful completion of this course you can seek employment in any part of the games and interactive media industries. You can also choose to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Games and Interactive Media here at HoW College.

Alternatively you could also progress to a university degree in an appropriate vocational discipline at any university in England.