Level 3 Diploma in Games Design

Level 3 Diploma in Games Design

Level 3 Diploma in Games Design

This course is a path way into the game industry where you will explore the industry in a practical environment and learn the principles of a career in games. The course is designed for students to decide and focus on their strongest areas and will allow you to choose a career in other areas such as graphics and marketing.

This is a Study Programme course which, if successful, leads to the 90 credit qualification over one year and progression to the full 180 credit qualification over 2 years.

Studying at Coventry College will give you the skills to write for games production as well as managing your own independent company. You will learn how to use industry standard 3D modeling software and create your own world from your game idea. You will develop your skills in concept art and learn professional skills in marketing, management and team work.

In a discussion style lesson you will challenge yourself to demonstrate the issues within the industry as well using workshops to explore your creative side in art and modeling. There will be plenty of independent and group study time where you can prepare yourself what the games industry will expect from you.

Previous students have gone on to study the following courses at university:

  • Game art
  • Games programming
  • Events/project management
  • Graphics design
  • 3D modeling and animation
  • Special FX for film
  • Screenwriting

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.


4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above including Art and one in English or maths.

Relevant Level 2 Creative Media Production qualification at distinction grade with GCSE/Level 2 in English & maths.

You will also need to bring a portfolio of drawings at your interview.

Course Summary

Length of study:   1 or 2 years

Start month: September

Term dates

Study campus: City

Study option(s): Full time

Course level: Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

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