Creative Media Production & Technology (Games) UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma at City College Brighton and Hove
This one-year Diploma course will extend and develop your visual and computer skills learned on the Subsidiary Diploma in Creative Media (Games Development) with the focus of developing work for the Computer Games Industry.
You will learn about how computer games are designed, developed and produced through both practical and theoretical study. Throughout the course you will develop practical skills using digital media design technology and gain a thorough understanding of the design and making process.
You will have the opportunity to test out a range of different computer games and analyse their components to inform your own developing ideas. In exploring a range of design approaches, different games platforms and digital design software, you will be able to develop your own ideas and the know-how of what goes into the making of a playable and exciting computer game.
Our games development courses aim to give students insight into as many facets of gaming as possible with an emphasis on the creative and artistic aspects along with a thorough grounding in the history of games design and its cultural importance. City College is proactive in attracting a balance of female and male students to an exciting area of study which is no longer seen as a male dominated field.
- Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
- Communication Skills for Creative Media Industries
- Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
- Creative Media Production Management Project
- Working to a Brief in the Media Industries
- Understanding the Computer Games Industry
- Computer Games Platforms And Technologies
- Computer Games Design
- 3D Environments
- Computer Games Engines
- Sound For Computer Games
- Motion Graphics and Compositing Video
- Graphic Narrative Production
Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology - Games, at merit grade.
Interview for entry: Interview required
Potential candidates for this course are required to bring a portfolio of drawings and visual/Digital artworks. Feedback from the games development industry suggests that traditional artistic skills are far more important than simply having the ability to use software.
Assessment throughout is by coursework assignments. Deadlines will be set through the year which you will be required to meet in order to achieve the best results that you can. Pass, Merit or Distinction grades are awarded to each of the assessed units and a final overall grade is awarded.
General course costs required such as sketchbooks and art materials etc will amount to approximately £180 for the year. Also candidates are required to further purchase a transferable hard drive of a minimum capacity of a 100Mb to store their coursework.
Most students apply to undergraduate programmes at Degree level and receive places from some of the best Universities in the UK to further develop their studies and skills in the areas of Gaming, Character Animation, 3D Modelling, Interactive and Graphic Design etc.
Some students prefer to go directly into industry working in similar areas as indicated above and the College has a good track record where students have achieved this both locally and nationally.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.