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

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Course Code: FE0607-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: UAL Diploma in Art, Design & Media Level 1 Awarding Body: UAL

Why this course?

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.

Start dates

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Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

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

Entry requirements

Course content

Course topics include:

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

Why this course at the MET?

  • Industry-driven course content
  • Industry-level hardware and software
  • High level success rates
  • Excellent progression routes
  • Industry specialist staff
  • Opportunity to specialise

You will work in top-of-the-range facilities with access to industry-standard software.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. The MET's vibrant Creative Industries department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and designers involved in the region's buzzing art and design scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential. Northbrook MET has a fantastic track record of progression to prestigious universities after completion of a Level 3 course.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the art & design courses running alongside theatre arts and music courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

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
Further study and future careers

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying. More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs
  • alumni Views Ben Cottage Games Development

    “Ben was originally a Level 3 student who had a real passion for games and 3D. He immediately took a liking to the practical units and flourished during the 3D Modelling, Environment Art and Level Design units. He successfully graduated and now works for Splash Damage on various AAA titles.”

  • student Views Charis Antonia Games Development

    “The best tutors I've had throughout my whole life and I couldn't have asked for a more friendly lot! They taught and helped me to get past what I thought I couldn't do… I'm grateful of the skills I've been taught.”

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