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Games Development (Level 3)

Key course information

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development

28/08/2020

2 years

Full Time

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Course Overview


Develop your skills on our Computer Games Development Extended Diploma. Ideal if you're interested in becoming a 3D artist, animator or games designer.This course explores the creative and technical aspects of games production, giving you the necessary skills to develop, produce and publish games titles.Our facilities boast the latest in industry-standard software, specialist Games Labs, high specification PCs and game development possibilities with, Wacom, Oculus and more.You’ll develop your skills by using industry-standard software and hardware such as Autodesk Creative Suite and the Unreal and Unity games engines. Using professional techniques acquired through lectures and tutorials, you will develop a portfolio reflecting your personal strengths.


student on computer working on animations
several games development students on computers
shot taken behind students working on a games on the computer
games development students sat behind their computers
student looking at games animation on computer
lecturer showing talking to his games development students
student on computer working on animations
several games development students on computers
shot taken behind students working on a games on the computer
games development students sat behind their computers
student looking at games animation on computer
lecturer showing talking to his games development students

What will I learn?


You’ll learn about level development pipelines and games mechanics design and implementation. You’ll cover 3D modelling skills and develop an understanding of 3D games engines. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to develop a number of other pre-production, production and theoretical skills.

The skills you acquire in visual, audio and interactive production will build a foundation for you to choose a specialist route into university or the industry.

Practical sessions will be complemented by supporting theory to further extend your knowledge of the industry and technology.

All of our University of Arts London qualifications encourage you to explore a variety of methods and techniques, reflecting on them as you learn; this will be a fundamental part of your work.

Entry Requirements


- 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent including English and Maths and preferably Science (or Merit or Distinction in a related subject at Level 2)
- A satisfactory interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


- Following tutor lead sessions, much of the practical work will be carried out during the college day, this may include non-timetabled sessions when you are working unsupervised to further your skills.
- In both years you will study a number of core units developing your skills. You will then be asked to undertake a major production of your own devising. This final project is significant because it will be used to award the overall grade for the year.
- There are no external exams on this course.
- The final qualification will be a UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games Development.

Additional Costs and Information


There is a studio fee for the year of £100 which is payable at the start of the course.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Arts, Creative Media and Games Development


Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Fashion Design
  • Videographer

  • Producer
  • Presenter
  • Photography

There are more than 78,000 design intensive firms operating in the UK

The global games audience is estimated to be 2.4billion people

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