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Course Overview

Ever wondered how digital games are made, what is involved in creating characters and environments, and how digital games are scripted? Is a career in this exciting and fast-developing industry right for you? Then look no further than the Diploma in Digital Games Design and Development.

You will develop an understanding of digital games through practical projects in areas such as games production, concept art, 2D and 3D animation, 3D environments and games scripting. In addition, you will learn how to plan for these exciting projects through mood boarding and learning coding/blueprints, as well as fine-tuning your creative design and sketching skills. You will develop high-level skills using industry-standard software.

Digital Games Design & Development


BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A-Levels)

Course Topics

  • Drawing/Digital art skills – Photoshop, Illustrator  
  • 2D Animations  
  • 3D Modelling – 3DS Max
  • 3D Environments – Unreal Engine, Quixel, Bridge, Materialize, Photoshop CC
  • Game development & scripting  – Unreal Engine, Game Maker Studio 2

Course Features

All work links to real-life game production and using industry-standard software and production pipeline workflows.

You will develop a variety of design, animation and scripting skills that feed directly into your own production.

You will have opportunities to speak to and consult with industry professionals.


Two of the units are controlled assessment units which means that you will complete planning and practical activities under timed conditions in College.

The additional eight units will be assessed as coursework, marked by your teacher and verified by Edexcel

Awarding Body: Edexcel


2019 Results: 100%

Where Courses Become Careers

This course will give you the skills to progress directly to university, onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship or entry-level employment in a related field. This course will develop the essential skills needed for study at a higher level but also the skills needed on a diverse range of courses. including Games Design, Game Development, Games Programming, Graphics and 3D Animation, 3D Modelling, 3D Environments and many more.

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. This will have a full understanding of the different job roles available to you in the Gaming industry, which could support you gaining employment at a junior level directly from College. The majority of your projects will be live briefs allowing you to speak directly to a client whilst exploring aspects of the production process. All projects and assignments will focus on developing your own individual skills giving you the greatest opportunity to gain employability skills including:

  • 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:

T: 01782 854221