Creative Digital Media Practice: Games Design

Subject Intent: Why Creative Digital Media Practice: Games Design?

Media will allow learners to develop a wide range of creative, organisational and communication skills by practical creative projects from initial ideas generation, through the pre-production, production and post production phases using industry standard approaches. Students will also gain a broader knowledge of the media industry and the roles and careers offered which is beneficial for progression to university courses or employment within the media sector. This course addresses the growing need for media professionals with varied skill sets within the Leeds City Region. 

What will I study?

  • A1: Skills Development – You will explore and develop different media skills relating to games design. Using industry standard software, you will learn how to create 3D models for specifics projects, as well as exploring and developing the skills to create environments, levels and animations for games.
  • A2: Creative Project – In response to a brief, you will plan, develop and produce a major media product, applying the skills you learned in A1 to create a playable level from a game.

Creative Digital Media Practice: Games Design

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What are lessons like in this subject?

Through a series of practical workshops and creative projects, you will develop some of the skills required to work towards a career in the games industry. Some of the things you will cover in lessons are 3D modelling, 3D environment creation and 3D animation. As well as this, you will also learn how to use a game engine to construct your own playable levels. In your second year, you will work on researching, developing and pitching an idea for your own creative project. Lessons are a combination of practical, teacher-led workshops, theoretical delivery and creative project work. Sometimes you might be working in small groups but much of the work is done independently. We also have links with local games designers who will give you feedback on your ideas, as well as visiting games expos to see the latest innovations and universities to explore what degree courses are available in games design. 

What our


In Games Design I have used industry standard software like Maya and Unreal to creative 3D models, environments and games, giving me an idea what it’s like in the industry and preparing people for a job within games development.

Jazib Khan, Grange Technology College

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