Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have an interest in any aspect of the media and games industry and would like to learn how games are developed, focusing on the creative development of game ideas. Students will get the chance to make practical media productions of their own, use media equipment such as photography studio, graphics/esports lab and games engines.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Have an interest in the media and games industry
  • Would like to learn about how games are developed
  • Would like an opportunity to create practical media productions of their own
  • Would like to use media equipment such as graphic and design packages and a sound studio
  • Enjoy research and independent work
  • Would like to go into employment in areas such as computing, IT or a media specialism
  • Would like to study a media related course at higher education

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by exams. The Units are:

  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Media Industry
  • Communication Skills for the Media Industries
  • Computer Games Design
  • Digital Graphics for Games
  • Research Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Computer Game Story Development
  • Computer Games Engines

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • 2D Graphics 
  • Game Environments 
  • 3D Modelling 
  • Concepting and Design 
  • Informing Ideas 
  • Confidence 
  • Effort 
  • Creativity 
  • Communication 
  • Professional Skills 
  • Technical Skills  
  • Collaboration 
  • Problem solving 
  • Practice 
  • Time Management
  • Project Management 
  • Product Development 

Progression Routes

There are a variety of different progression routes you can follow with this course. This can include different pathways to achieve numerous careers through Higher Education, Apprenticeships or directly into Employment. Here are some progression routes:

  • E-Sports Professional
  • Screenwriter
  • TV/Film Producer
  • Games Designer
  • Media Researcher
  • Promotions Manager
  • Media Analyst
  • Web Designer
  • Social Media Content Producer
  • Marketing
  • Press

BTEC Level Three

Course Leader:
Stephen Robson

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 4 in English with an average points score of 4 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by coursework.


Games Design is a fantastic course if you want to learn everything with the basics as a foundation.

Joseph Barker, St Bedes Catholic Voluntary School , Gainsborough Academy