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UAL Games Design and Media Diploma Level 1

This brand new approach to the digital creative industries will prepare you for a future in media and games design by giving you all the skills and confidence you need to work with a range of up-to-date software including Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Maya and Unreal Engine 4.
You will also develop your drawing and 3D design skills, your knowledge of film, TV, radio, the internet & gaming and where to find work in an industry that is vibrant, exciting, challenging and one of the fastest growing in the UK.

Course Info

Level 1 - Introductory
Subject Area
Media, Music & Performance
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
James Watt College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required but you will have an interest in media, games design and digital art. You should prepare a short portfolio of drawings or sketches.

Delivery and Assessment

You will work in our PC and Mac design studios on projects that range from animation to photography to character modelling to environment design. All projects are split into units and assessment takes place throughout the year.


This course will prepare you for a higher level of study at Level 2 and beyond in subjects including graphic design, photography, media and games design.

Career Opportunities

  • Animators
  • Exhibition Designers
  • Fine Artists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Production Designers