Games Design and Digital Media

National Extended Diploma in Game Design, Level 3

Course overview

Enthralled by the prospect of working in the dynamic and creative world of game design? This course focuses on the skills and technology required to join this fast moving, multi-billion-pound industry.

Aimed at 16-19-year olds, you’ll be taught the necessary skills required to create deep, engaging game worlds, fully animated characters and rich, narrative-driven stories.

Our fully equipped facilities will give you access to industry-standard game engines such as Unreal Engine and 3D design software like Autodesk’s 3DS Max.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above. Those who have not achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE English & Maths will be required to study these qualifications as part of their study programme.

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

- Game Design using Unreal Engine
- Graphic Design
- Video Design
- 3D Modelling

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is 100% coursework based and will be graded through a series of internal assignments and projects, including written reports, digital portfolios, presentations and interactive practical work.

What can I do next

Successful students can progress on to our tailor-made Foundation Degree in Interactive Media & Games Development in partnership with University of Wolverhampton.

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