Games Design and Digital Media

Extended Diploma in Digital Media: Games Design, Level 3

Course overview

Could you see yourself creating the next Call of Duty, Battlefield or Fortnite? The aim of the course is to provide you with a solid foundation in games design and new media software.

This course offers training in an extensive range of industry disciplines using specialist software including: Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Studio Max, Unreal Engine 4 and Gamemaker.

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

Entry requirements

Applicants must have 5 GCSEs or grade 4 and above (A*-C) including English and maths. Alternatively, you will have achieved a Level 2 Diploma, such as a Diploma for IT Professionals. Entry is 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 Games
- Film Production

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

After successful completion of this course you can progress into employment or onto university or higher education. As a College we offer a Foundation Degree in Interactive Media & Games Development and a HND in Computing which are excellent routes for learners who have completed the Extended Diploma in Digital Media (Games Design), Level 3.

Potential career paths include (but are not limited to):
- Game Designer
- Creative Director
- Animator
- Graphic Designer
- 3D Modeller
- Character Artist
- Game Tester
- Games Coding and Programmer
- Engine Programmer
- QA Tester
- Digital Compositor
- 3D Rigger