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Creative Media Production - Games Development - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Milton Keynes College

Course description

Do you have a genuine interest in how computer games work? Are you creative and do you enjoy working with others to produce dynamic and interesting products? Then this course could be for you. It offers a practical and theoretical approach to thinking about computer games – how they are designed, made and who uses them.

Course content

You will study units covering the following:

  • Research Skills
  • Communication
  • Games testing
  • Designing graphic assets
  • Working with games engines
  • The Creative Media sector
  • 2D Digital Art and Design
  • Drawing Skills
  • Production Management
  • Animation
  • 3D Modelling
  • Creating 3D environments
  • Functional skills and GCSE*

*Functional skills and GCSE qualifications are designed to provide the necessary levels of English and maths needed to ‘function’ in today’s society and workplace. They are a key component of all College programmes. You will complete at least 1 Functional skill or a GCSE at an appropriate level as part of your programme based upon your GCSE grades upon entry to the course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 6 points including 5 GCSEs at grade A-C with a minimum of C or above in English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications in a relevant discipline will be accepted with GCSE English and Maths at grade D or above.


A minimum of a Merit at BTEC level 2.

Mature candidates will be considered on an individual basis.


You will be continually assessed during the course through set project work. Functional skills and GCSEs are assessed by exams or on-line exams and you will be given guidance and support to achieve these.

Future opportunities

You can enter employment in the industry in one of the following roles:

  • Concept artist
  • Level designer
  • Animator
  • 3D Modeller
  • Producer
  • Story script writer
  • Graphic Asset designer
  • Games Sound Designer

You can progress to one of the following:

  • HND Creative Media Production (Starting at Milton Keynes College 2015)
  • Undergraduate courses in games development and computing courses at Higher Education Institutions/

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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