Games Art

Level 3

This course will teach you how to develop ideas and concept art for games, create characters, objects, environments and more.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at 9-4 (A*-C), including English


Two Years


RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma

Build a broad range of practical skills and learn how your desired job role interacts with other departments of the games industry. 

Develop the skills to create exciting game concepts and engaging level designs. 

Refine the learning and research skills needed for your progression to second year and into higher education.

Hone your artistic abilities by creating concept art, comic books and traditional art pieces.

Focus on the skills required for individual job roles within the digital creative industries.

Develop a professional portfolio and elevate your skills ready for progression to university or the next steps in your career development. 

Work on the practical skills introduced in year 1. 

Explore the creation of 3D animations and characters, and the implementation of products within a games engine.

Prepare yourself for employment or contractual work by creating a professional portfolio and CV, and developing effective networking techniques.


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Female pointing at projected artwork of game character

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Male wearing VR headset

Female pointing at projected image of artwork

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At least four GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C), including English (other grades will be considered on a case by case basis).


GoLive is a core part of your study programme, developing your wider skills for work and life. We help you to reach your potential and find your path to the next big step, be that a degree, further training or the world of work.


If you are 16-18 and don’t already have GCSE Grades 4 or above in mathematics and/or English Literature or Language, it will be compulsory for you to do a GCSE level maths and/or English course alongside your studies with us. Learn more here.

Careers and Progression

Go on to a games degree, work as a freelance artist or find a game developer role at a studio. Finishing both years can generate up to 168 UCAS points, or the equivalent of three A* grades at A Level. Career opportunities include Concept Artist, Narrative and Character Design, Animator or Game Developer.

Fees and Funding

Manchester 16-18*


Manchester 19+*

£0 – £4,670

All other campuses 16-18*


All other campuses 19+

£0 – £4670


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