Art & Design | UAL Diploma in Games Development | Level 1

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0607-1C
Qualification Type Basic/Key Skill
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This specialist games course allows students to explore and develop creativity within a stimulating environment, through a mix of practical and theoretical learning, supported by industry experts. You will study programming, learn logical problem solving and gain the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to progress to further study or employment in the fast-moving games industry.

This level 1 course provides an introduction to games development and design, you will study historical contextual units and develop your style through practical animation and design modules.

You will have the opportunity to work on real-life projects commissioned by internal and external clients.


Course content

Course topics include:

  • Design and production
  • Games history
  • Graphic design
  • Animation (2D/3D)
  • Sound

Entry requirements

Start at Level 1 if you have at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, including English or maths.

Your next steps...

Further study and future careers

Further study:

After Level 1 you can progress to the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology and then the Extended Diploma.

Future careers include:

  • 3D modeller
  • Animator
  • Concept artist
  • Illustrator
  • Programmer
  • Level designer