What can I expect
to do?



The iMedia – Games Design Pathway at Manchester Creative Studio is taught within the Cambridge Technical in Media Level 3 Specification, and is a 2-year course

The Games Design Pathway allows you to complete an Interactive Media course in which the units are more tailored towards the knowledge and skills that will prepare you for the Games Design industry/study in higher education

Students will be placed onto the Extended Diploma version of the course, where they will study 18 units in total over the 2 years. This is the equivalent of 3 x A Levels, and is currently worth between 48 and 168 UCAS Tariff Points

Students will learn how to use a plethora of different software including Adobe Creative Suite Photoshop, CC Premiere, CC After Effects, Autodesk 3DS Max & Blender to mention just a few


For full information on this qualification, please see the
OCR website


How will
I be assessed?


The course is coursework based only, and work is assessed by tutors on a regular basis using the Pass, Merit, and Distinction criteria set out per unit of work

To achieve these qualifications you will be assessed through your practical and written work via coursework assignments.  Working in the media involves a lot of team working so you can expect to work in creative teams on projects


Students are encouraged to continually improve upon their work in order to meet the highest assessment criteria

your pathway


This is an exciting vocational course that will prepare & equip students with the necessary skills for successful application to many creative and media orientated industries or higher education
in similar fields

If you have enough UCAS Tariff Points, you will be able to go on to specialist degree courses such as Games Design, Media Production, Journalism, Professional Sound & Video and Animation etc

If university isn’t for you, the skills you will have learnt will be more than enough to follow an apprenticeship route, or go straight into employment in an entry level role


Course Leader


Dan O'Toole – Game Design Course Leader

I am a photographer, videographer, editor, creative designer & post production operative educated to degree level and further professional examinations. I’ve been working in the education sector for over
12 years in both technical and teaching roles and
over 15 years as a filmmaker & photographer




Should I have studied a creative subject at school?

GCSE Media would be an advantage but is not essential. We welcome creativity in all its forms, so if you have a genuine creative interest, and can demonstrate creativity from your personal life then we would love to see it!

Is the course full time or part time?

The course is full time

Find out more

To find out more information about this course, please contact Dan O Toole