Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance. Students with no formal qualifications will be assessed before enrolment. You must have a keen interest in creative IT and interactive media.


One year.

What will I study?

Once enrolled you will become part of a vibrant course here at York College, with digital creativity at its core. You will complete 7 units over the year aimed at developing skills in the subject area and interpersonal life skills that you will need to pursue a career in this area or another.  You will use a wide range of exciting and emerging technologies covering topics such as photography, animation, video making and editing, graphic design, digital illustration and more. You will have access to various technologies that will enhance your learning such as iPads and The Adobe Creative Suite. You will gain confidence when studying with us and tutors will guide and support you in workshops to produce a digital portfolio of the work you create.

You will study maths and English at Entry 3, Level 1, Level 2 or GCSE depending on what you have already achieved. All students who have not achieved a grade 4/grade C at GCSE will need to continue studying both of these subjects.

During the course, you will take part in educations trips such as the EGX Game Expo but these are dependent on current circumstances. 

How will I be assessed?

The UAL Level 1 in Art, Design and Digital Media (Digital Media Pathway) is assessed as Pass, Merit or Distinction and assessments are a mix of written/practical work. 

What could it lead to?

This course is a stepping stone towards a career in Digital Media or the growing Games Design industry. After this course, you could apply for Level 2 in Digital Media, Games Development or ICT.  You could also use your skills in employment and we can offer support to help you with this. 

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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