Games Design and Digital Media

First Extended Certificate in Digital Media, Level 2

Course overview

Creative digital media is a rapidly expanding sector in the UK, with an increasing demand for skilled practitioners. This course offers a broad range of skills, from digital art to using game engines.

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.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

Applicants require 4 GCSE’s grade 3 and above (A*-D) to include 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
- 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

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework activities, such as short tests, reports, practical activities and projects.

You will have the chance to work with local developers and businesses to create products for them, thus building your portfolio in a real working environment.

What can I do next

If you want to take your skills to the next level, you can take our Extended Diploma in Digital Media (Games Design), Level 3 or our Digital Production Design and Development (T-Level).

Alternatively you can seek employment in the games and software industry in roles such as (but not limited to):

- Game Designer
- Web Designer
- Animator
- Graphic Designer
- 3D Modeller
- Character Artist
- Game Tester
- Visual Base Developer
- Engine Programmer
- Motion Caption Artist
- Game Play Programmer
- Level Designer
- QA Tester
- Concept Artist