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Creative Media Production (Games Design) UAL Level 3 Diploma

Tresham College Games Design FE


Creative Media Production (Games Design) UAL Level 3 Diploma

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector.

You will gain useful filmmaking skills and develop your knowledge of the media industry, engaging in both practical and theoretical aspects of production. Some of the projects will include creating a number of short films, a TV advertisement, music video and podcast. There is also the opportunity to complete an end of year project (one per year), showcasing your talent and skills in a particular area of production. This study programme is ideal if you wish to gain a Level 3 qualification and progress to university or employment.

Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 05/09/2022
Type: Full Time
Length: 35 weeks
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: This course could be funded, for more information call us on 0345 658 8990 or use the Livechat below.

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Course information

Course content

Key areas studied will include planning, organising, narrative design, 2D games Production, basic animation and 3D modelling. You will develop knowledge of the ownership and function of games design codes and conventions, and apply this in a vocational context. The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Games Design) based at Tresham college.

Subject units:

  • Introduction to Media Processes and Technical Skills
  • Introduction to Design and Research Skills
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Critical and Contextual Awareness
  • Investigating Audio Production and Technology
  • Investigating Visual Production and Technology
  • Investigating Interactive Media Production and Technology
  • Developing a Creative Media Production Project
  • Characteristics and Contexts in Media and Communication
  • Engaging with an Audience in Creative Media Production
  • Preparing for Progression in Creative Media Production
  • Specialist Study in Creative Media Production

English and maths:
If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 (A*-C), we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.

  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications
Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 2 Years

  • 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 ideally including English and maths


  • Creative Media Production at Level 2
  • ICT Level 2
Assessment methods
  • Online Blog work
Qualification gained

You will gain:

  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology
Further study and career options

Course progression: Creative Media (Film) Pearson Level 4 HNC OR Creative Media (Game Art) Pearson Level 4 HNC at Tresham College. OR onto University/ Film School

Career progression: Any career within the Creative Media sector, whether that be in film, TV, journalism, radio etc

Additional information

All specialist equipment is provided by the college, however you may want to purchase your own SD card and memory stick. Additional costs for trips organised throughout the two years

Students will be required to complete work experience as part of the course, gaining placements within the industry to gain hands on experience. We will also aim to organise a number of trips across the two years. Previous trips include visiting the BBC in Birmingham and attending University open days.


Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

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. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.