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Digital Games Design and Development — Level 3 Diploma

Course information

The Diploma in Digital Games Design and Development is a fast past practical, work-related course. You will learn cutting edge skills by completing live projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. We work with a number of different employers such as the NHS, Firesprite and Laing O'Rourke. During the course, you will have the opportunity to complete work experience with an industry employer.

As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop the skills you need to start a career. The course is the equivalent to three ‘A levels’ which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to seek employment or progress onto higher education.

What will I learn?

You will gain a valuable insight into the gaming industry, which will include: Professional Practice in the Games Industry
Games Platforms and Technologies
3D Modelling
3D Animation
3D Environments
Game Engines
Game Design
VR/AR Technology

You will also be completing employment tests and building a professional portfolio. The course is delivered at out £2.5 million Digital Academy. The Digital Academy is equipped with the very latest technology and resources. From September 2020, the Digital Academy will also have an industry specific motion capture studio.

Interview Process?
As part of the interview process we will be assessing your ability to represent your ideas visually. Please bring a portfolio or samples of your visual work. We are mainly looking for drawings/sketches, sketch books, photos, digital images, graphics, or a collection of design ideas. Try to avoid anime, Manga and Cartoons, we would much rather see observational drawing. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any of these at the moment; you still have time before the interview date to produce some examples of how your ideas might look visually. Please ensure you bring these with you as if you arrive without them it will mean we cannot offer you a place on the course.
This course is Advanced Learner Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee.


UAL Level 3 Games Design and Development

This course leads to...

Level Designer
Game Designer
Concept Artist
Storyboard Artist
3D Environment Artist
3D Character Artist

If you are looking for employment straight after the course you could apply for the following roles:
• Level Designer
• Game Designer
• Concept Artist
• Storyboard Artist
• 3D Environment Artist
• 3D Character Artist

Entry Requirements

You will normally need to have at least one of the following:
* a L2 qualification in a related subject.
* at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C / 4-9, including English or maths.
* appropriate work experience.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163306

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 4670.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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