UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production/Games Development

There are two pathways on the Level 3 course.

  • Media Production is a broad, exciting and practical course with a strong design core, which includes digital media technology.
  • Games Development programme has a strong design core. The programme has been developed in conjunction with a leading games development company.

The level 3 course is nationally recognised by employers and universities. The Extended Diploma (2 years) is equivalent to three full A Levels.

Students on this course will be invited to attend cross-college events that will develop their job skills. Examples of previous events students have attended are:

  • UCAS Design your future
  • Skills London
  • London Higher Education Exhibition
  • Meet the Apprentice with the National Careers Service
  • University UK Search Fair

Course Content and Job Skills

Interactive Media gives students a sound practical and design experience which includes:

  • Photoshop and image manipulation
  • TV and video production
  • Page layout and design
  • Digital photography
  • 2D and web animation
  • Website design
  • Motion graphics
  • Designing TV idents
  • Advertising
  • Digital graphics

This provides students with a portfolio of valuable skills and work, relevant to employment within the fast changing new media industries.

Games Development covers all the major elements in the extremely complex process that is the development of an IT-based game. These are:

  • Games platforms and technologies
  • Digital graphics
  • 3D design, including modelling and environments
  • Audio and video for games
  • The narrative structure of games
  • Working in the games industry and professional practice
  • Concept art

Students work on a professional brief, and will also create a final project.


All of the course is continuously assessed. For coursework, students must produce written reports, evaluating their performance and show evidence of planning, research and organisation.

Entry Requirements

An average of Grade C for four or more GCSEs including English Language, or successful completion of a Level 2 vocational programme at Merit Level, plus a literacy programme at Level 2. Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate their commitment and skills in an interview.


The course is aimed at those who are looking to develop the many and complex skills required for a career in media  and games industry.


Research shows that 60% of new jobs in the media industry are in a games-related field, and that most of these jobs are concentrated in London and the South East. Alternatively students can progress to a University programme.

Additional Information


UAL Diploma Creative Media Production/Games Development - Year 1
UAL Extended Diploma Media Production/Games Development - Year 2

Part of your planned programme of study at Carshalton College gives you the opportunity to take part in an enrichment activity. These activities are designed to help you with your personal development and should be treated as a very important part of your studies.

For information about course costs please contact the Admissions team on 0208 544 4501.

For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy.

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