Computer Games Development Extended Diploma Level 3
The Extended Diploma in Computer Games Development is a fantastic opportunity to learn about computer games development from both a practical and theoretical standpoint. The course is designed to provide students with a broad set of production skills within the gaming context.
4 or 5 GCSE subjects at grade 4 or above including English and/or Maths.
What will I study?
During the first year, all students will study a range of different units including Video Production, Digital Graphics, Sound Production and Video Games. Through a variety of projects, students are encouraged to explore ideas and techniques to develop a range of practical skills, develop an understanding of how to use a range of software and build on their theoretical understanding of media production and its applications. This culminates in a larger, individualised project where students have the opportunity to focus on their desired specialism.
During the second year, students will experience larger, more challenging assignments and work with external clients to realise more sophisticated projects.
Method of delivery
You will typically be in College three or four days per week. In-College delivery is supported by online resources, and students develop strong independent learning skills to equip them for their next steps.
How will I be assessed?
Your assessment for this qualification is based on the completion of a Final Major Project (FMP). This will require you to pull together all of the knowledge and skills you have developed throughout the year.
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
The aim of the course is to prepare students for the progression to higher education and digital production. In particular, computer games production. Students may progress on to university or college to take degrees or foundation degrees in subjects such as Computer Games Development, Computer Games Animation, 3D Modelling and Multimedia Development.
“I find the course quite fun and open; you can use your imagination and aren’t restricted much in terms of what you want to create. I used to try and make games whilst in secondary school, but I didn’t know what I was doing so when I found that there was this course, I thought it was perfect for what I wanted. So far, I am not disappointed.”