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Creative Digital Media Production – Games Design (BTEC Extended Diploma)

Creative Media Production (Games Design) BTEC (Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

Do you dream of being part of a team that creates the next AAA game such as God of War or Elden Ring? Or to create your own Indie game? Is it your ambition to work in the dynamic and creative world of games design? If so, then our brand new and exciting Creative Media Production and Technology (Games Design) course is the qualification for you.

This course will teach you about the entire process of games design; including pre-production, creating concept art and characters, Producing exceptional 3D environments, developing realistic 2D and 3D animations and cut scenes, and creating realistic 3D models for your games. You will also learn how to script and use blueprints to create 2D and 3D games.

Course Topics

  • 2D and 3D Animation
  • 3D Environment Creation
  • Game scripting
  • 3D Modeling
  • Concept Art
  • Portfolio Development
  • Creative Industry Response

Course Features

At the City of Stoke on Trent College we have dedicated gaming rooms which include high spec PC’s, VR equipment and graphics tablets. This enables us to use the latest cutting edge technology such as the Unreal Engine 5, which is used to develop the next gen games for the PS5/Xbox Series X.


The course is continuously assessed (NO exams!) Equivalent to 3 full A Levels for the 2-year programme. The focus of this course is on developing creative skills, where all assessment is holistic and based on portfolios of work. Evidence is generated through practical projects, briefs, workshops and engagement with the media industry. This prepares learners for progression to the media industry through the development of portfolios and materials for progression.

Most of the grade is awarded to the Final Project Units at the end of Year 2. Common assessment criteria – the same five common assessment criteria are used to assess all work produced throughout the qualification, this simplifies assessment and means that it is clear what learners are expected to do to achieve the criteria:

  • Informing ideas
  • Problem solving
  • Technical skills
  • Professional practice
  • Communication

Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel

Where Courses Become Careers

If you are looking for an industry-recognised qualification that can kick-start your dream career, open the door to degree-level study, or lead directly to working in the games design, animation, or film/television industries, then look no further and apply today.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will learn and develop skills through the use of industry standard software and facilities, preparing you for both higher education and employment. You will study aspects of professional practice within the Gaming industry as part of the course. As the course is focused on developing skills leading to a final year project and portfolio development; this will provide a high chance of gaining employment at a junior level directly from College.

  • Creativity
  • Time management
  • Communication skills
  • Organisational skills

Additional activities such as trips, visits and guest speakers will be arranged throughout the course. These will be project and progression focused. These are optional activities and fees will be charged. Details will be available from the course leader.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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