Computer Games Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

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Become a programmer, artist, writer or animator with this programme. You will strengthen your knowledge of games engines such as Unreal. You will explore the animation and modelling process, becoming comfortable with 2D and 3D modelling. You will also focus your creative flair to design levels, worlds, characters, and concept artwork.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Comfortably use games engines such as Unreal, Unity, or Stencyl
  • 2D and 3D model using industry standard software such as 3DS Max or Maya.
  • Design and create concept art, levels, worlds, and characters.
  • Produce sound and audio suitable for video games.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs including maths or English

Career Progression

Progression may include degree level study, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment. Upon successful completion of Extended Diploma in Computer Games you will achieve Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma Creative Media qualification.

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Course Details


1 year Diploma
1 year Top-up Extended Diploma

Study Type

Full time

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Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£2,882   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts


Take advantage of our exciting industry links with Games Republic, GaMaYo, IBM, Sleepy Brain Studios, EGX Rezzed, Yorkshire Games Festival.

Extra Curriculum

We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.

Labour Market

On average programmers and software developers in Leeds earn £39,228.80 per year (Emsi).

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