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Creative Media - Level 1 Diploma

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Course Description

The Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design & Media will provide students with an introduction to Creative Media and Games Design, enabling them to both re-engage with education and acquire the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to further education or employment within the creative industries. The qualification structure will provide a base of skills and knowledge, enhance self-confidence and impart an understanding of the career demands and opportunities within Games Design and Creative Media. The qualification will also help student to develop effective working practices that will provide support for creativity across a range of stimulating and demanding Games Design and Creative Media activities.


UAL Level 1 Diploma in Creative Media

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 1-3 to include English Language and Maths


  • Unit 1 Introduction to materials, processes and skills in art, design and media.
  • Unit 2 Introduction to contextual research in art, design and media.
  • Unit 3 Introduction to communication skills in art, design and media.
  • Unit 4 Solving 2D creative problems.
  • Unit 5 Solving 3D creative problems.
  • Unit 6 Solving time-based creative problems.
  • Unit 7 Art, design and media project

Work Experience

Students can work with internal and external clients to develop content following a professional brief of what the client has requested. Work experience can also include producing work for a local indie games company, with credits listed on released games. Students also undertake live briefs as well as local and national competitions, such as World Skills and Artstation Challenges.


Upon completion of this course, students can progress onto Level 3 Extended Diplomas in either Media Production, Games Development, Graphic Design or other suitable Level 3 course at Hopwood Hall College. Potential Careers include; Animator, 3D modelling, Level Designer, Games tester, Concept Artist/Digital Artist, Programmer for Computer Games, Illustrator, Sound and Music Creator, Story Writer, Visual Effects artist for the film industry. Film and TV.

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