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Games Design (Level 3)

Why study this course?

If you have strong design skills, this course will give you an insight into the wide variety of creative disciplines that go in to making a computer game including computer based workshop sessions, seminars, lectures and individual research tasks.

What will I study?

You will undertake a variety of design briefs that help you to explore many different areas of game art and design. This will include character design, 3D animation, 2D graphics and game theory. In addition, you will work on projects that develop your understanding of character development, storytelling and plot structure, computer hardware and the games industry as a whole.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

This Level 3 qualification can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for university.

You will be well equipped to move on to degree-level programmes, or enter directly into employment within the rapidly expanding games industry.

Are there any additional costs?

• Drawing materials (drawing pads, sketchbooks, pens, pencils and any other storage media etc.)
• Hard drive approx. £40

If you are aged 19 or over, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost more affordable. Find out more about your payment options at

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

Although the government has announced that exams will not be going ahead this summer, we are committed to ensuring that all students who apply to join us this year will be able to do so. We therefore want to reassure you that you have nothing to worry about with regards to applying for one of our programmes starting in September 2020. We are committed to ensuring that the challenges of the current situation will not prevent our future students from achieving their full potential, we are with you every step of the way. To apply online, select the 'Apply' button. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

What qualifications will I gain?

• Media UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma AND • English and maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available

Up to 168