BTEC Level 3 Digital Design

Digital Design covers a wide range of media and creative disciplines and includes video production, web authoring, art and design, photography, illustration, games design, information architecture, and animation. The course will also give students the opportunity to appreciate the work of other artists and designers and to learn about associated professional practice.

 The 90 Credit qualification is a one year full-time course and is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. The natural progression on successful completion is into a second year for completion of a full Extended Diploma; the Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-levels. Some mature students however may choose to progress from the 90 Credit one year course directly into employment or alternative training.

Course Content

The course will give you a broad knowledge and understanding of interactive Media and Games Design and focuses mostlty on screen-based communication including 2D and 3D animation, games development, graphics and web design, video and post production applications and techniques. There are visits to London galleries, museums and other locations.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4, including English or Mathematics or equivalent Level 2 qualification. Portfolio of work. Successful interview and satisfactory reference.

For second year entry (Extended Diploma) onto Digital Design: successful completion of a 90 Credit Diploma in Digital Design and satisfactory reference.

International Entry Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate at C grade or above or other related comparable qualifications. Portfolio of work, satisfactory reference. IELTS 5.0 or an equivalent English Language Certificate.

Duration and Delivery

Two years, full time.


The Extended Diploma in Digital Design is an ideal route for students looking for places at universities and colleges, and careers in interactive and online media, animation, graphic design and the games industry. Alternatively you could expect to be employed in the creative industries at junior level. You will have access to a range of career and further/higher education opportunities. Students progress on to specialist courses at Degree, Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree level. You will be advised and supported in your UCAS application with help on appropriate routes and portfolio preparation.

Additional Information

While some materials and equipment are provided, you will be expected to pay for most of your own equipment and materials, much of which is available from the College shop. There will also be a number of trips and visits throughout the course which will incur some costs. For further course specific information please contact Keiran Blaszczyk on 020 8268 3055.


This course is delivered at the Creative Industries Centre.

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