Creative Design for Gaming Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

21675W1 | School for the Arts, Wigan
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

If you enjoy gaming and feel you have creative ideas for games then this could be the industry for you. This is one of the fastest growing sectors of the entertainment industry. You will discover how the creative process is an integral part of the gaming industry from idea generation to digital concept artwork.

What will I study?

The programme is part of the Art and Design Diploma and therefore is creative and design based. You will develop skills around drawing, the design process, character creation, gaming concepts and production of digital images and animation. You will study life drawing in both years and develop your 3D computer modelling skills in the second year.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

Work is project based and is assessed throughout the course. A range of methods are used including externalprojects. You will develop a personal portfolio of work, which will help you pursue yourchosen career pathway.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English and an art related subject.

What can I progress onto?

You will develop the skills to progress on to university and can choose a degree in video games design and other design based programmes.

Other Information

You will have an opportunity to go on a visit to a European city in second year, trips have included Barcelona, Berlin and Venice. Students are expected to have an art kit with basic essentials. Some specialist materials are provided and industry standard digital packages will be used throughout. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £8376.90 3F

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