Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media (Games Development) - Cambridge Regional College
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(Games Development) UAL Level 3 Diploma And Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

(Games Development) UAL Level 3 Diploma And Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 02/09/2024
Level: 3
Start Date: 02/09/2024
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Type: Full Time
About the Course

Esports and Games Development at Cambridge Regional College firmly places students on their first steps into the Esports and Games industry. Learners will gain experience with multiple tools, software and processes in order to learn how to work in the state of the art companies and ensure they have industry ready skills.
Our students don’t just train to become esports professionals and games developers, they become them from their very first day. Students engage in a variety of projects, live briefs, and assignments in order to put their skills to the test and create a variety of interactive experiences

Year 1, UAL L3 Diploma
UCAS Points – Pass (36) Merit (60) Distinction (84)
The first year of the course introduces students to Programming, Art, Design, Audio, Game Theory and Professional Practice. Students engage with these topics through a series of project-based assignments that enable learners to explore their chosen specialism within a broader game development context. This fully prepares them to embark on their Final Major Project half way through the year where they're encouraged to develop a personal project or collaborate in a team to create a playable game.

Year 2, UAL L3 Extended Diploma
UCAS Points – Pass (72) Merit (120) Distinction (168)
Students progressing onto the second year of the course will further develop their skillset and refine processes to begin producing marketable products. Students will be encouraged to develop projects across a range of platforms, work collaboratively to better understand studio based practice and develop their own specialised portfolios preparing for University and beyond.

Students studying on this course will have the opportunity to engage with:

- Unity, one of the world's most popular development engines
- Adobe suite including Photoshop and Illustrator
- Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, leading products for 3D modelling and animation
- Mobile Development for Android
- PC Development for Desktop and Web Browser
- Engagement with industry bodies such as Digital Schoolhouse, UKIE and EGX Rezzed

In addition to this students will have the opportunity to showcase their games to the public as well as industry professionals. With approximately 18% of the UKs game industry here in Cambridge, we are well situated to allow students to network with professionals and get the most out of their time here at Cambridge Regional College. Over the past few years we have been incredibly fortunate to be supported by, and work alongside, companies such as BAFTA, UKIE, ARM, Jagex, Sony, Ninja Theory, Frontier, Conscious Comms, FXP and more.

We run a variety of trips both national and international and explore museums, galleries and cities to find inspiration and research for current projects, students will get the chance to visit a range of games expos such as EGX, EGX Rezzed and Comic Con in order to test new and unreleased titles but most importantly we run trips for students to network with industry professionals, showcase their own games and attend conferences to deepen their understanding of the industry.

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This qualification helps you to progress on to: • BA/BSc/FdA at a Higher Education institution or to our HNC/D Media courses in either Journalism or Games Development • Apprenticeships within the wider commercial/games and creative based industries and supported through Cambridge Regional College • Employment e.g. games company as a QA tester, video capture, entry level roles or other media related industry

Entry Requirements

• You will need 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C), or Level 2 UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production at a Pass,  Level 2 BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate or First Diploma in Creative Media – Pass level. • GCSE English language grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) is essential and GCSE Maths grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) is highly desirable. In addition: • To show at Welcome Event an interest in the games industry by bringing some concept drawings and level designs for a games in the form of a sketchbook although this is not obligatory. • We would like to see that you are interested in the wider games industry and not just in playing games.


A range of methods, which may include projects, assignments, case studies, course work, self-assessment, feedback from clients and panel reviews, continually assesses course work. Grades from Pass, Merit, Distinction may be awarded to course work. The Study Programmes are over 5 days each week. There is regular one to one tutorial provision.

How to Apply

You can apply through our online application, just click on Apply.

Students who attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, MyChoice@16, your school will be able to help you with this.

If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448 or .

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to a Welcome Event and for a guidance discussion. Through the Welcome Event you will get the chance to learn more about college and your course. When you have your conditional offer, you will be invited and required to attend new student Taster Days during the summer before the start of your course. Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.

Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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