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Media Music Performing Arts

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What's Involved

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
  • Visual Effects
  • Animation Production
  • Linear and Interactive Narratives
  • Character Design
  • Digital Design and Page Layout
  • 3D modelling
  • 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Where and When

Games, Animation & VFX Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.


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