Creative Digital Media Production ( Digital Games Pathway) - BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

Course Overview

If you are a gamer, who wants a career in games design, development or creation, this introductory one-year Level 3 course will enable you to learn the skills of the industry. With an emphasis on conceptual design, using 3D animation, environments and modelling software to bring your creative ideas to life. You will need good computer and art or design skills in order to succeed on this qualification as it takes you through creative concepts and design principles.

If you are more interested in programming and coding in Games, please take a look at our Level 3 Information Technology qualification.

Course Requirements

You will need five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English. Alternatively you can progress from the Level 2 Diploma in Art or Media with a merit grade. You will be required to show evidence of artistic/creative ability such as a small art portfolio and/or written work.

This is a one year course that is equivalent to 1.5 A levels.

You will complete the Foundation Diploma course in your first year, and you can then progress onto our National Extended Diploma qualification in your second year, in the same subject. This will help you to attain the optional units required to attain the full 3 A level equivalent qualification in your chosen subject.

Course Skills & Benefits

This is a creative course using technology skills, so you will improve both your design and IT skills whilst completing this course. You will also be studying in a creative environment.

Mandatory Units

Media representation
Working in the creative media industry
Digital media skills
Pre-production portfolio
Specialist subject investigation
Media campaigns
Responding to a commission

Optional Units

Options may include:
Digital Games Production
Concept art for computer games
3D modelling
3D Environments
3D Digital animation
Image manipulation techniques

Course Progression

This course prepares students for both Higher Education and Employment, through a challenging programme of lectures, workshops and design briefs. You will be required to complete our National Extended Diploma in Digital Creative Media Production (Digital Games) qualification in order to continue your studies at HE level.

Course Assessment

Continuous practical coursework assessment throughout the year, in addition to two external assessments.

Course Finance

Please contact the College for further information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time