Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Prod & Tech. - Animation & Games Design

Qualification Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Prod & Tech. - Animation & Games Design
Subject Area Media
Attendance Full Time
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds

Course Content

A course intended for anyone with an interest in the creative media industry, particularly in Games, Animation and Visual Effects. The work that makes up the course is mostly practical, with some theoretical and critical analysis and the planning and production of 2D/3D animations and games using industry standard processes and software.

Students will learn the fundamentals of 2D animation and 2D game design in the first year, with team-based assignments challenging them to produce original animated shorts and 2D games prototypes. The second year has students move on to 3D, where they study 3D modelling and animation before learning to code 3D games using UNITY. Both years will finish with a Final Major Project; a chance for every student to choose and create their own original project, making use of everything they have learnt.

Adobe Animate CCAdobe Photoshop CCAdobe Audition CCAdobe Premiere ProConstruct engine 3Blender

Unity Game Engine

There is a heavy focus on developing your artistic technique, with art classes every week as part of the course. In addition, students will have the chance to work to live project briefs from external clients and develop a portfolio of work that will take them in to university or the industry.

Software students will learn includes:

  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Construct 3
  • Blender
  • Unity Engine

Course Outcomes

Achievement of an Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production.


Higher education/university.


Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A-C) or above, including English and maths or a full Level 2 diploma and GCSE English C or above, or Level 2 literacy functional skills.

Passion for the course area is a must and a portfolio is desirable upon application, but not essential.

(Exceptions to entry requirements onto our level 3 qualifications may be considered)


100% coursework internally assessed and externally moderated.


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