The Esports and Digital Marketing Level 3 course is for learners who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to gain experience in a variety of different sectors of the Electronic sports (esports) industry.
This study programme is designed to equip students with the practical, organisational and analytical skills needed to meet the needs of this fast-growing sector. There are a wide range of career options for students to progress on to. These include: broadcast and productions, event manager, organisation manager, agent, sales.
You also will improve your English and Maths skills and will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate your project work based on industry style briefs. You will be supported in improving your job prospects in this expanding industry, whether that is via a UCAS application to a degree course or applying for work.
Esports is by definition a multiplayer video game, played competitively for spectators, at events, normally by professional gamers.
This exciting and innovative course will provide valuable much needed skills, knowledge and expertise for the Esports, Games Design and Live Streaming industries.
Esports is a fast growing and exciting area of the digital media industry. This course will provide an innovative, cutting edge and challenging learner experience preparing students for careers in the creative industries.
Learners will complete the full Level 3 Extended Diploma which attracts UCAS points equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
Over the course of the two years you will develop your theoretical and practical skills in Esports skill, strategy and analysis including;
Along with the media classes, you will improve your English and Maths skills which will make you more employable and improve the quality of your media work. GCSE Maths and English resit classes may be part of your timetable depending on your GCSE entry grades. You will also attend group tutorials and 1-1 tutorials to support your study as well as enrichment activities, trips, visits and meeting guest lecturers from the industry.
The course has a wide range of equipment including the Creative Media Suite including a projection room, a PC suite, a Mac suite and seven editing rooms equipped with Mac computers running Adobe Creative Suite and modelling software. We have an extensive resource of camera, sound and lighting equipment. The Colchester campus also includes a well-equipped television studio with green-screen facility and a soundproof audio studio with technical support available.
5 GCSEs (9-4) including English and Maths, or satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Level 2 qualification and an interview.
Degree-level study including our own Games Design degree at University Centre Colchester, a higher apprenticeship, or employment.
There is a growing range of careers in the Esports sector including work within broadcast/production, PR and advertising, content creation, Social Media and Digital marketing.
Applications for September 2023 open now!
The application window for full-time courses and joint apprenticeship applications opened on Monday 3rd October at 12pm.
Before submitting your online application, make sure you have got an email address which you will check frequently and which is professional and appropriate for this purpose, and use this when you create your account. Submit the application as early as possible and remember to make a note of your USERNAME and PASSWORD details! You will need these later.
We have prepared a step-by-step video guide below – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.
If you have chosen the study programme you would like to apply for then you are almost there. We recommend that you read our handy application tips, watch our video and then make your application.
You can only apply for one full-time programme and one apprenticeship. You can do this together within the same application form, in what is known as a joint application.
Remember, you cannot study more than one core subject. For example, you would not be able to study two full-time programmes in different subjects simultaneously. You would take Plumbing or Music, not Plumbing and Music.
Your subject will be your primary qualification and forms the bulk of your programme of study.
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|Duration||Two years: Year 1: National Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma | 2 Years: Extended Diploma|
|Campus / Adult Skills Centre||Colchester Campus|
|Start Date||September 2023|
|Applications||Applications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022|
|Fee(s)||16-18 year olds: Free|
19+: £7,395 (The fee covers the full two-year course)
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