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Programmers and software development professionals

Up to £37,000

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Graphic designers

Up to £22,000

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Information technology and telecommunications professionals n.e.c.

Up to £36,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


Two years.

What will I study?

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.

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.

What could it lead to?

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.

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