90 or 180 Credit Course
Achieve a 90-credit diploma in your first year of study then top up to 180 credits on the extended diploma in the second year. The extended diploma gives you much more detail on the subject — it's the same as three A-levels and is a great route into university. If you already have 90 credits from another college, you can choose to top up to the extended diploma with just one year of study.
The UAL Level 3 in Games Design is an exciting and practical course, designed to give you the technical skills and critical thinking necessary to turn your original game ideas into fully realised 3D game environments. You will learn to create high quality 3D models, textures and animations, and use visual scripting Blueprints to make them interactive within your own playable game levels.
You will learn to be proficient in a wide range of high-end industry software including Adobe Photoshop, Unreal Engine and Autodesk Maya, and also learn about the videogame industry from its beginnings to the massive growth industry it has become.
The software taught is also used across other creative industries so completion of the Level 3 Games Design can lead to a variety of degree pathway options such as games design, games art, graphic design, digital media, motion graphics, computer animation, visual effects, architectural visualisation and product design.
You'll be assessed by practical and written assignments, presentations and recorded work.
Four GCSEs A*-C/9-4 with English and maths at A*-D/9-3; OR a relevant Level 2 diploma at least at merit plus English and maths assessed by us to be at an appropriate level.
For international students, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each section) or equivalent. Find out more in the international pages.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
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Games Design and Development