Creative Media Production & Technology – Games Design and Development

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Digital Games Design and Development - Level 3 Extended Diploma SF-DGDE3E-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full Time, Vocational

Academic Year 2021-22 (2 years)

Examination board

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The multidisciplinary nature of this course will allow us to offer you the very best experience when working in this field. You will learn about the games industry; from devising a concept, to developing a working prototype using industry standard applications.

The College has invested heavily in both new hardware and software, based on the input from industry experts to ensure you start off right on this exciting course. Over the two years you will gain both technical and non-technical skills that are highly regarded by the industry. We will provide you with all the relevant software to enable you to develop and hone your skills outside of the classroom. This will be a fully digital course, utilising a range of different digital resources and submission of assignments.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics.

The course will be two years, where you will cover a mixture of specialist application and industry-specific skills. During the first year, the focus is on the industry skills, Higher Education and industry visits.

Units include –

  • Digital Media Skills
  • Media Campaigns
  • 3D Modelling
  • Games Engine Scripting
  • 3D Digital Animation
  • Sound and Music Production for Games
  • Working in the Creative Media Industry

Using the latest hardware and software technology, aligned with industry practice in games development, you will have the opportunity to acquire real world skills and experience in this emerging industry. Using software from Adobe Creative Cloud, Logic Pro X, Unreal Engine, Game Maker and VR applications.

The course will include a variety of teaching methods using online digital resources, with learners developing a range of portfolios in various different formats. Where appropriate, guest speakers and industry experts will be invited in to provide insight into games development.

Assessments will largely be project based, leading to a collaborative project at the end of each year.

After successfully completing this subject, learners could progress onto a University Degree, Level 4 Apprenticeship in Games Development or other relevant industry.

We currently have good links with Portsmouth University, Chichester University and local employers in the gaming industry.

I focused and worked hard to get the grades. I had some support from my lecturer during a stressful time. The college is really good and supportive.

Natasha Boerer, BTEC student

My experience with the teaching and support was really well, as I’m dyslexic, they helped me a lot and I’ve achieved good grades, so I’m really pleased.

Thomas McCann, A Level student

College is definitely worth all the effort you put in, you get to meet lots of different people and it’s amazing.

Ebony Puttock, A Level student