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UAL Games Design Diploma Level 3

You will study subjects within a range of computing environments and will have the opportunity to explore a range of platforms and use your creativity to design and develop your own ideas. The focus of the course is to provide you with the skills to set you on a path to working in the computer games industry as well as sufficient knowledge to support work in other digital media industries. The units studied will reflect a growing interest in games design and animation – digital, computer generated images or traditional stop-motion. You will study Computer games design, Flash for computer games, 3D modelling, Computer game platforms and technologies, Digital graphics and3D environments/animation. The course is awarded by the prestigious UAL (University of the Arts London) and is exclusive to the Academy and BMet in the Midlands.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Media, Music & Performance
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
James Watt College
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including maths and/or English, alternatively you could hold a level 2 diploma at a merit grade or above. You will also be asked to bring a portfolio of work to your interview.

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment is by coursework and written assignments.


You can progress onto a wide range of degrees in related areas or enter employment as a web developer, games tester, computer animator or a computer games designer all industries that are going through significant growth.

Career Opportunities

  • Games Designers
  • Web Designers
  • Interactive Media Designers