If you love computer games and would like to learn the craft of game creation, then you should join us for this Level 3 course. We will teach you a range of skills that you can combine with your love of gaming to design, create, analyse, and evaluate your own game.
We focus on developing your C# skills and you will develop games using the latest techniques such as AR, VR and visual scripting with the latest version of Unity. You will explore the UI and UX, storyboard your ideas, research your characters and worlds and develop your prototype games. We delve into shader-graphs, materials, textures, vectors, components, asset optimisation plus many other skills and you will also learn how to create your own games assets for both 2D and 3D productions.
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If you would like to learn the craft of game creation, then this Level 3 course is the perfect way to do it.
We will help you develop skills and techniques to prepare you for a career in the games industry. Through interactive design disciplines, you will acquire new skills and build a portfolio of your work.
You will learn skills, techniques and tips on how to design games, 2D and 3D animation, and learn how to utilise interactivity. You will undertake projects, which allow you to experiment with a wide range of digital skills and techniques, working towards the production of an engaging and interactive experience.
Our creative briefs will challenge you to develop professional practice, and we encourage you to connect with industrial practitioners through visits, external briefs and challenges.
Minimum five grade 4-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and/or maths at grade 4.
The course is 100% project/assignment-based, and there are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout the course, and the second year will culminate in a final project which will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction.
Please have a look at our first and second year assignments:
Thinking of joining us. Get up to speed with the links below.
Suggested tasks and activities
Watch these 6 short videos on this playlist:
If you like it, you can watch loads more videos. They have lots of great videos about making games.
Suggested online learning
You can begin to get an idea of the tools we use here:
Unity has three great tutorials to get you started:
Each of these games has a load of modifications you can add to help you gain an understanding of how Unity works. You should try and complete these tutorials and add as many mods as you can.
When complete upload them to the unity website to show your friends:
Practice your coding skills with
Stay up to date with current events in the games industry:
-The Art & Business of Making Games
-The Art of Game Design
-C# Yellow Book
Once you have completed this course, you will achieve a UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology (Games Development).
You will be ready to progress on to our Level 6 Animation Degree course or study a computer science or creative degree at university. Afterwards, you'll be ready to start your career with your fully developed skill set in line with industry expectations and standards.
With an Extended Diploma in Games Development, you can progress into employment or on to a range of university courses, including animation, graphic design, interface design, games and multimedia design courses.
Once you have finished this course, you will be ready to progress on to our Level 6 Animation Degree course or study a creative degree at university. Afterwards, you'll be ready to start your career with your fully developed skill set in line with industry expectations and standards.
How does the qualification provide employability skills?
There are opportunities during the course to give you the chance to develop your employability skills and practice problem-solving and communication skills.