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Games Design Level 3

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Course CodeG5025
Academic Year1819
Dates10th September 2018 to 28th June 2019
Location NameSouth Wigston Campus
AreaIT & Programming
Mode Of ProvisionFull Time
IntroductionDo you play computer games? Have you ever thought how these games are designed and structured? Why not come to South Leicestershire College to learn the latest in computer games design and development.
Study OutlineDuring the course you will learn how to develop games from simple platform games through to modern 3D shooters. You will plan games from visual story board through to programming using a mixture of modules including: Games Design, 3D Animation, Managing a Games Design Project, Critical Approaches to Games and Understanding the Games Industry. You will use industry standard software including Unity, Unreal Engine, Gamemaker and Maya for 3D modelling. This course is equivalent to 3 A levels and would naturally lead onto a Games Development degree. The computer games industry is big business, with millions of pounds being ploughed into it every year. The industry not only looks for programmers, but also sound engineers and musicians, artists, script writers, media directors and producers. This course will teach students all the necessary skills required to develop computer games.
Entry RequirementsYou will require one of the following: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 BTEC First Diploma at merit level and 2 Functional Skills at level 2 Equivalent qualifications
EquipmentYou will require a suitable memory stick 8gb.
AttendanceWe expect a minimum of 90% attendance.
AssessmentThis is year 1 of a 2 year course. To achieve the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90 Credit in Games Design (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels) you will study 9 units in total in year 1. To achieve the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games Design (equivalent to 3 A Levels) you will study 18 units in total across year 1 and year 2. You will be assessed by coursework. There are no examinations. Where you do not have a GCSE Grade 4 in Maths and English you will be required to complete level 2 Functional Skill or GCSEs.
ProgressionLevel 4 HNC/Level 5 HND in Creative Computing at South Leicestershire College BSc Creative Computing at South Leicestershire College (accredited through Coventry University)
QualificationYear 1 - BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Computer Games Design (equivalent to 1.5 A levels) Year 2 - BTEC 180 Credit Diploma in Computer Games Design (equivalent to 3 A levels)
Awarding BodyEdexcel BTEC
LevelLevel 3
Available Full-time?Y
Available Part-time?N
Suitable for Higher Education?N
Suitable for Individuals?Y
Suitable for Employers?N
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