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The UAL Level 1 Diploma in Games Design has been designed to provide students with an introduction to the creative Gaming sector, enabling them to make informed future progression choices while developing and applying their knowledge and acquiring a range of relevant practical, communication and personal development skills.

  • What will I learn?

    This qualification is suitable for students who have an interest in Game art, Game design, animation media or a related subject and wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience. Students will develop and test their creativity within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector.

  • Example modules

    • Introduction to materials, processes and skills in Game art, design and media
    • Introduction to contextual research in Game art, design and media
    • Introduction to communication skills in Game art, design and media
    • Solving 2D creative problems
    • Solving 3D creative problems
    • Solving time-based creative problems
  • How will I be assessed?

    Work is assessed by your tutors who will grade your work once it is complete.

  • Entry Requirements

    Minimum of Entry Level 3 literacy. No previous qualifications are required for this course.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities include: Games Designer, Games Developer, Graphic Designer, Concept Artist and Animator.

  • Additional Information

    This final project unit allows students to demonstrate all the learning that has taken place through completion of the other units. This unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and determines the overall qualification grade.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 1
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code FGAME1AW-1
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