Computer Games Design Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma
What is this course about?
This course aims to equip you with the design and the production skills required for work in industry or progress to university. While on the course we will develop your understanding of the design process applied to a range of computer game platforms.
The course enables you to explore the creative possibilities of new media and produce a range of creative products. Students have the opportunity to undertake commercial or freelance work as well as specialise in a subject area of their choosing for their final major project.
The Media and Performing Arts department is equipped with a variety of specialist facilities and equipment including a TV and photography studio, as well as Apple Mac Graphics and Multimedia workshops. The Learning Resources Centres are designed to help students by offering information technology facilities, workshops and libraries
4 GCSEs grade A*-C/grade 4 and above, Level 2 Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 2 or
Intermediate qualification. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to
make sure this is the right level for you.
How is it taught
The course is taught by a team of specialist lecturers including working professionals, who aim to help you to gain the most from the course. You are also allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through the course as well as organising any support that you may need. The course is delivered through a mixture of practical workshops, lectures and self directed study.
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed by continual assessment, rather than exams, and students will need to research, plan and produce practical work. All assignments have interim assessment points, when the lecturer assesses the work and shows the student how to improve their grades. Students requiring any support in producing written work, organising themselves or managing their time can access our academic mentors. All student work is moderated by the awarding body.
What else do I need to know?
You will also continue to study maths and English Functional Skills or GCSE in order to improve your employability and progression opportunities. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a UAL Level 3 (Extended) Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.
What could I do next?
With an Extended Diploma in Games Development you can progress into employment or on to a range of university courses including animation, graphic design, interface design, games and multimedia design courses.