Overview top

This course continues to build upon the skills that you developed on the Level 3 Diploma and during the year you will continue explore the various disciplines of game design. You will explore the Games industry in depth and the many career progression opportunities, helping you to map out your first steps in your career for working in the games industry.

Upon completion of this course, you will achieve the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice that has been fully adapted to Games design. The Level 3 Extended Diploma is taught across one year and if completed replaces the qualification achieved in year one.

The Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice is the equivalent to 3 A-levels, meaning learners that complete this course can progress onto Higher Education at university if they wish.

We know that having good qualifications alone doesn't always make you stand out.

That's why we're all about going the extra mile with you.

Studying with us means practical, hands-on workshops, group sessions, expert guest speakers, visits to local employers, wellbeing drop-ins, chill out time ... the list goes on. 

As part of the course, you will also take part in an external work placement to help you develop your confidence and skills to stand out from the crowd. 

Entry Requirements top

To study the BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Games design it is essential that you have successfully completed the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Practice.

Assessment top

The course is delivered through set assessments which are set and marked by the course tutors. The second year of the programme covers two assessment units focused on advancing creative practice in games design:

  • Unit B1 – Personal Progression
  • Unit B2 - Creative Industry Response

All evidence produced for assessments is based on large practical portfolios of work which you will build across the academic year.

Professional Opportunities top

Learners who successfully complete the course will have the opportunity to progress to Higher Education at University to continue their study the many Undergraduate degrees on offer.

Learners may wish to consider studying our own HE courses upon completion of the Extended Diploma which is the BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production (Games Development).

Further Information top

Learners will have opportunities to develop their skills through Game Jams and Showcases throughout the year. Learners will also be given the opportunity to attend events across the country at Esports events and college trips

Should you require any further information on this course please contact Jack Warren at JWarren@tynecoast.ac.uk