Level 3

  • FT/PT





    2 years




The creative industries are an important growth area in the UK, bringing significant cultural and economic benefits. The Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Games Design and Animation offers a wide range of units to reflect the range of opportunities available within the games sector.

It is an ideal foundation for students, providing them with understanding of games through engagement with media products, production processes and technologies. This leads to the application of practical and creative skills that transfer easily into the workplace.

course information

Date: 09/09/2019 - 26/06/2020

Location: Middlehaven (Main Building)

Total Fees: £0.00

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

The course requires a high level of creative ability, willing to explore new subjects enthusiastically and will give a taste of many aspects of game development.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • 3D Modelled Environments and Characters for Games and Animation
  • Computer game production
  • Animation
  • Sound for media
  • Graphics, comics and digital imagery
  • Planning and Pitching Creative Media Products
  • Visual FX for the games Industry
  • Preparation for Games industry careers and Portfolio building
  • Marketing within the Games industry

September - June


Internal progression from a Level 2 Games Design or you must have achieved four GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above which should include English or maths.

You will be continuously assessed through a series of assignments and projects.

This qualification will provide you with a range of transferable skills so that you can progress onto a range of our HE courses.

Transferable skills from the course include: 

  • Critical analysis
  • Research
  • Broad commercial and cultural awareness
  • Teamwork
  • Initiation and development of creative work in writing, audio-visual or other electronic media
  • Flexible, creative and independent approach to tasks
  • Ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines

Past students have progressed onto our foundation degree in Games Design and have then completed the BSc (Hons) Games Design top-up degree.

Past students have progressed onto careers such as:

  • Games designer
  • Concept artist
  • Animator
  • Computer games tester
  • E-learning developer
  • Product designer
  • Web designer
  • Marketing, PR and sales
  • Web content manager
  • Social media manager
  • Market researcher

More information about jobs can be found on the Creative Skillset website:

Games: http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/games/job_roles

Animation: http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/animation/job_roles

VFX :http://creativeskillset.org/creative_industries/vfx/job_roles

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College.

If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Games Design and Media students will benefit from Middlesbrough College's great facilities and high quality equipment and materials. This includes a large Apple iMac suite and creative media workshops, alongside purpose built games design studios with the latest 3D design packages, game engines and virtual reality testing labs.

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