Games Design Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2019 and will be completed in two years.

Entry requirements
  • Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including GCSE English and maths
  • A genuine enthusiasm for multimedia production and computer games


You will achieve

UAL Level 3 [Extended] Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology


Last updated: 4th April 2019

Course overview

The Games Design Extended Diploma Level 3 is an exciting and interesting technical course, ideal if you aspire to work in the games industry in the future. Games Development is a very fast-moving industry in which to work and you will therefore need to be up to date with the latest technology to give you the edge in this competitive environment.

Course content

This course gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of multimedia production with particular focus on games development. You will study:

  • Digital graphics
  • Games story development
  • Games design document
  • 3D design
  • Concept art
  • Interface design
  • Level creation
  • Games engines
  • Coding
  • Sound for games

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on your practical work and coursework.


What equipment will I need?

You will need writing materials and a USB stick.


Where will I study?

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

What can I do next?

Employment: This course can form the foundations for future study and work in this industry.

Education: You can progress to University after completing this course to study games development further or choose to study a variety of media pathways.


How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.


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Games Design Level 3 Full-time