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Games Development Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Prepare for a rewarding, challenging career in the computer games industry with the Extended Diploma in Games Development.

This course gives you industry-related skills and you will learn using software that replicates what you’d find in a working studio.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

Prepare for a rewarding, challenging career in the computer games industry with the Gaming Pathway. It gives you industry-relevant skills and you learn using software that replicates what you’d find in a working studio.

 

How I'll learn

The course is mainly practical, with some theoretical assignments. The assessment for the main programme is through modular-based assignments. Sessions are underpinned with the relevant theoretical teaching which makes you an independent learner. Guest speakers and industry visits give you relevant knowledge and the software and teaching is industry-relevant and up-to-date. All students have a chance to be part of the StudioX1 Game Lab which develops as the course progresses. StudioX1 is City of Oxford College’s media production company.

 

How I'll be assessed

The course is mainly practical, with some theoretical assignments. The assessment for the main programme is through modular-based assignments.

 

Entry Requirements

Five or more GCSEs including English and maths at grades A*–C (grades 4–9) or Level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSEs  in English and maths grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2.

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.