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Games Design UAL Level 3 Diploma

level 3 games design


Games Design Advanced (Level 3)

This Extended Diploma will give you the chance to engage with both practical and theoretical aspects of games design. You will also gain useful design skill and develop your knowledge of the games industry. You will be expected to acknowledge and apply industry codes and conventions to their work. This study programme is ideal if you wish to gain a Level 3 qualification and progress to university or employment.

Course information

Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 or equivalent, ideally including English and maths


  • Creative Media Production at Level 2
  • ICT Level 2
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:

  • Pre-production techniques for games design
  • Communication skills for creative media production
  • Research techniques for the Games industry
  • Working to a brief in the creative media industry
  • Games Design studies
  • Unit 1 introduction to media processes and technical skills.
  • Unit 2: introduction to design and research skills in creative media production
  • Unit 3:Introduction to professional practice in creative media production
  • Unit 4:critical and contextual awareness in creative media production
  • Unit 5:investigating audio production and technology
  • Unit 6: investigating visual production and technology
  • Unit 7:investigating interactive media production and technology
  • Unit 8 FMP

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

You will gain:

  • Creative Media Production and Technology UAL Level 3 Diploma (Games Design)

plus English and maths qualifications if required

You can also gain up to 168 UCAS points.

Further study and career options

Course progression 

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress on to study a Games Design HNC, a BA (Hons) in a related subject, or to employment in the Games industry.

Additional information

You will be required to provide your own headphones and memory stick/hard drive approximately £40-£50.

Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 04/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 36 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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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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  • Greater Manchester
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  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
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  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Additional formats

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