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Creative Digital Media Production (Games Design) BTEC Extended Diploma at New College Pontefract

Course description

Throughout the course you will look at the way creative industries operate and impact upon the real world by exploring a range of media products.

Course content

The course is assessed over thirteen units, four of which are externally assessed. The units to be covered are:

BTEC Extended Certificate

  • Media representations
  • Pre-production portfolio
  • Responding to a commission
  • Working in the creative media industry

The BTEC Extended Diploma covers the above units and also the below:

  • Digital media skills
  • specialist subject investigation
  • Media campaigns
  • Digital games production
  • app production
  • advertising production
  • 3D modelling
  • 3D digital animation
  • 3D environments

Entry requirements

Level 4 in English Language.





The course consists of 19 units and you will be assessed on the basis of a portfolio of work for each unit, made up of a set of assignments.


The number of assignments may vary between modules.


These assignments are assessed internally and may then be used in external moderation by the examination board.


Financial information

Financial support can be provided to students of families who are on low income to help with extra costs of staying on in education. If you need any further information please visit our website or contact student services.

Future opportunities

This qualification is welcomed by the majority of universities and higher education colleges for entry to HND and degree courses.  Advice on opportunities for further study will be provided during your time at New College. The course is also excellent preparation for a career in Computer Games Design.


Further information

Private study

As an approximate guideline, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computer Games Design requires ten hours per week of independent study.             

What materials will I need to purchase?

You will benefit greatly from having Microsoft Office at home. 


Student licences can be purchased privately at a cost of approximately £45 from


Examining Board


BTEC Computer Games Design is for you if:
you don’t like exams, but are creative and have a good attention to detail.

BTEC Computer Games Design is not for you if:
you are not well organised, or you don’t have a keen interest in all aspects of computer games design.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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