Games Design

Course: UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma (Equivalent to three A-Levels).

Length: Full-time, two year.

This course is perfect for people who want to move into the games industry as this is a specialist Games Design stream, closely linked with industry and taught in brand new a state of the art facility, which will allow you to become games developers, visual effects artists, 3D Animators, Games Artists etc.

The UK Games industry is currently the 6th largest in the world employing around 25,000 people and growing and is worth over £4 billion to the UK economy. There are a huge amount of opportunities for employment and growth within this industry.


We look forward to sharing our expertise that come with 30 years of making world class games to help ELAM address the shortfall in the UK’s creative skills shortage
— Tim Heaton- Creative Assembly

Year 1

You will use Game Engines such as Unreal or Unity to produce a range of indie games beginning with the initial ideas page through to concept art, 3D modelling and the scripting of the Game. You will conclude by testing the game to ensure it is fit for release before launching it as an App on the Android, Google Play or IOS Platform. Click here to play some of the games our trainees make in year one of their study at ELAM. 

Year 2

You will take these skills and develop them over a range of different specific unitised productions designed to prepare you for Industry Employment and Higher Education whilst consolidating written skills with a range of exciting and thought provoking theory units.


Our course would lead to the following Pathways:

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  • Games Developer

  • Games Programmer

  • Concept Artist

  • 3D Modeller

  • UI Artist

  • Texture Artist

  • VFX Artist

Thanks to all our partners for their support. Click here to play some of our games now. 

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