- Subject Area
- Creative & Digital Media
- Age Group
(Full Time - 2 years)
If you have a passion for gaming, a keen interest in technology and an artistic flair, look no further than this Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technologies, which is focused solely on developing all the relevant skills for Games Development.
You’ll be learning a variety of 3D techniques in modelling, texturing, rendering, and sculpturing, as you design, animate and develop characters, assets, environments and large-scale levels! Using the state-of-the-art software and the latest techniques, you’ll be developing your skills and abilities to industry standards.
Throughout the course, you will enhance your knowledge in a number of different areas, including creative writing for games, design for virtual reality, digital painting, motion capture and games engine production (using Unreal and/or Unity Engines). You’ll be working to live briefs on big projects, getting a real insight into the industry and building all the skills you’ll need to succeed in the future!
Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.
Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.
How will I be assessed?
There are a number of different units on this two-year course, and along with the final major project, each will be assessed via different methods.
This will be a combination of both practical assignments and written tasks, with a focus on research and problem solving skills, planning and production, and evaluation and reflection. We’ll also use modern technologies for assessment, such as audio recordings, screen capturing and interactive presentations.
Continuing Your Journey
When you’ve completed this Level 3 Diploma in Games Development, you will have a number of opportunities to advance your skills and knowledge even further with a related degree in Games Design, Visual FX, Animation or Creative Writing.Careers page
You could also enrol on a degree level apprenticeship and gain highly-relevant work experience, or move directly into employment in the industry with the abilities you will have developed. From roles as a 3D modeller, character artist, compositor or level editor, there are a number of career opportunities in the games development industry open to you.
Fees, Finance & Funding
If you’re 16-18 years old, without other Level 3 qualifications, you won’t have to pay tuition fees for this course. There may also be funding available for those with other circumstances or those over 19.Fees, finance and funding page
Tuition fees and funding can be a little confusing, which is why we’ve put together a dedicated finance page, to help you understand all your options. You may be eligible for special bursaries, grants or support from the government, and you can also find out about specific loans and funding help just for tuition fees.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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Creative & Digital Media
In a subject area that covers an incredible range of topics and disciplines – from animation and photography to directing videos and designing video games – you’ll never be stuck for choice in a future career.