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Creative Digital Media (Digital Arts and Game Design) (Advanced) - Level 3

We have very limited spaces left on courses for this academic year, many of our courses are now on a waiting list. If you do want to enquire about joining us please contact our admissions team on 01623 413639.


This course is designed for those who may wish to pursue a professional career or entry to Higher Education in a digital arts and design related industries.

The Level 3 Diploma in Creative Media Practice is a two year programme of study that gives you the opportunity to explore a career in the fast paced and exciting digital industry. The course will cover animation, 3D modelling, concept art, digital graphics and game design. This diverse and creative course enables you to not only develop software skills such as Photoshop, Blender and After Effects but the essential communication, problem solving and industry skills you need to succeed in this digital environment.

In the second year you will be able to continue to develop your skills and understanding of the creative industries. You will work on live briefs and meet professionals from a range of roles within the digital industry.


Take a look at some of the work created by current West Notts students.

What will I study?

  • Animation
  • 3D Modelling
  • Concept Art
  • Graphics and Illustration
  • Game Design and Development
  • Motion Graphics

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, plus a portfolio with evidence of media work.
  • Or, a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit level, plus a portfolio.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Applicants aged over 19:

  • If you do not have the entry requirements listed above you may still be accepted to study if you can provide relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment takes place through controlled assignments set by tutors and externally verified.

You will take part in projects and practical workshops based on realistic workplace situations.  

What can I progress onto?

Career opportunities

Next steps

Apply for this course

Please contact us on 0808 100 3626 or email

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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