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Games Design - (single) - Vocational at Baxter College

Course description

The Level 3 Computer Games Design courses at Baxter College provides the knowledge, understanding and technical skills for learners wishing to enter upon a career in Computer Games Design or Development, Animation, Digital Graphics or Special Effects Production.

Content Units of Study

Teaching Methods 

  • Lectures 
  • Workshops 
  • Directed Study 
  • Personal Tutorials 

A grade scale of pass, merit and distinction is applied to all units. All units will be internally assessed through portfolio evidence. 

Units students will study: 
Mandatory Units 

  • Unit 1 Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries 
  • Unit 2 Communication Skills for Creative Media Production 
  • Unit 3 Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries 

Optional Units 

  • Unit 66 3D Modelling 
  • Unit 67 3D Animation 
  • Unit 74 Computer Game Story Development 


Successful completion of year 1 will allow you to move onto year 2 or consider employment in areas involving the use of IT/games development. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to apply for university or apply for work in the I.T or gaming sector.

Entry requirements

Students will be considered depending upon qualifications, experience and interview. Typically you will have one of the following: 

  1. 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English. 
  2. BTEC Level 2 Creative media at PASS or above 
  3. GCSE I.T at Grade C or above. 
  4. Computing Grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Baxter College directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September