ALERT : Change to May Half-Term dates: Half-term for students will start on Thursday 21st May 2020, online teaching will start again on Monday 1st June 2020. This is because your teachers are working on calculated grades
Note: You will have seen in the news that some schools/colleges are preparing for students to return on 1st June. This is not the case for us. Please continue with your learning at home until you hear otherwise.
Ardleigh Green Campus is open – only for those students that have been identified as needing to attend. All other Havering Campuses remain closed.
The course focuses on design and development, understanding the industry,
developing story and concept art, game engines, and object-orientated design.
Your lecturers are industry professionals who will help you to develop the
practical skills you need, as well as showing you how to develop the research
and planning aspects of any production. Throughout the course you will develop
practical skills across multiple disciplines.
You can expect to study:
Computer Game Development
Linear and Interactive Narratives
Digital Design and Page Layout
E-Sports and Journalism
You will undertake a final end-of-year project that will allow you to utilise
the various skills acquired throughout the course. The Extended Diploma is
equivalent to three A Levels.
It is a complete programme and is therefore not taken with any other course.
Having an understanding and interest in Games, Animation & VFX will benefit
you personally and professionally.
5 GCSEs at grade 4, including English and/or Maths.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course can lead to the study of higher
education courses and university degrees, such as Games Design, Computer
Animation SFX or Graphics, among many others. The course develops a wide range
of transferrable skills in problem-solving, team working and critical thinking,
which are beneficial for creative and design-based careers. It also enables
students to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to go directly
to work in the multimedia and creative media production industries, or seek a
vocational apprenticeship or trainee role.
Did You Know? There are more than two million jobs in the creative
industries and creative jobs have increased by 30.6% since 2011. Creative jobs
are future-proof jobs – 87% of creative jobs are at low or no risk of
automation. (Source: Creative Industries Federation 2017).
Course Assessment Method
100% Coursework including practical/written assessments.