Game Art and Development in partnership with GPC - Industry Excellence Academy

Extended Diploma Creative & Digital Media

Course Details

Extended Diploma
Subject Area
Creative & Digital Media
Age Group
16 - 18

City Campus Manchester
(Full Time - 2 years)

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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.

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.

Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship. Click Here to explore courses and apply.

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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.

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.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.

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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.

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