Is this the course for you?
Are you excited about video games? Do you want to work in the games industry? If the answers to these questions are ‘yes’, then we have the perfect course for you.
We offer our Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology as a games design foundation year. The course is designed to teach the essential technical skills you will need for further study. Through hands-on practical learning and studio projects, you will develop the creative media skills and theoretical knowledge required for progression onto our Games Design Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology.
You will gain experience in storytelling, character design, level design, as well as game mechanics, audio, and special effects; the full range of production techniques for creating video games. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of games design and the industry itself. It’s the right first step on the path to a successful and rewarding career in the world of games.
More than just developing your technical skills, you will also gain a deeper knowledge of the theories and principles of creative media production and increase your understanding of the games and media industries as a whole. You will learn about professional standards, the expectations of the industry, the uses of creative media, and how to apply media practice to express your ideas to a range of audiences.
So, whether you already know the specific career path you wish to follow or want to progress on to further study and Higher Education, our Games Design Foundation Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology pathway will give you the perfect platform for future success.
What modules will you do?
You will develop skills, techniques, and knowledge in areas that can include:
- Introduction to creative media methods and skills
- Introduction to production techniques in creative media
- Understanding an audience in creative media production
- Contextual research for creative media production
- Exploring audio production and technology
- Exploring visual production and technology
- Exploring interactive media production and technology
- Personal project and presentation in creative media production
What do you need to apply?
2 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grades A*-D or 9-3, including English Language or Level 1 vocational qualification and a Level 1 English qualification.
Additional information: You will need a minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade C or 4 or above, plus Maths and English achieved at Entry Level or Level 1. You will also have a review of your portfolio, and ideally show some moderate success in the subject area.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of assignments, course work, observation of practical workshops, and a final project.
Where can this course take you?
This course can lead to future employment in a number of creative media production and technology roles, or provide a route to further study and higher-level qualifications.
Future careers open to you could include games designer, producer, level designer, VFX artist, concept artist, 2D or 3D animator, 3D modeller, sound designer, gameplay designer, and user-interface designer.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Games and Animation), you may wish to consider one of the following Level 3 courses, available at Lambeth College:
- Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (UAL)
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Games Design) (UAL)