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Games, Animation and Special Effects | UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology | Level 3


Jumpstart your journey into the gaming industry with our comprehensive game design course, equipping you with practical skills, industry insights, and opportunities for specialization and real-world experience to propel your career or further studies.
Our games design course is the perfect start to launch a career in the games industry or to enable you to progress to further study at university. The course will provide you with the practical skills, techniques and knowledge to help your future career in this fast-growing industry.

On successful completion you could progress to the Extended Diploma where you will specialise in a chosen area and be supported with applications to Higher Education or onto employment.

You will learn all aspects of game and concept design within a creative and supportive environment.

Throughout the course there will also be opportunities to work with industry specialists on live briefs.
Games industry work experience is a key feature of the course, enabling you to develop relevant vocational skills, and practical experience to add to your portfolio.


At least four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, maths and preferably a creative subject, plus a portfolio of your creative work and evidence of your interest in the subject.
You have the opportunity to complete the UAL Diploma in the first year and then the Extended Diploma in the second year.
If you do not have the above grades, you can start with Level 2 Games Design, Animation and Immersive Technology.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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