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Level 3 in Games Design and Production

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Course CodeU0270
Academic Year1819
Dates10th September 2018 to 28th June 2019
Location NameHinckley Campus
Mode Of ProvisionFull Time
IntroductionDo you play computer games? Have you ever thought how these games are designed and structured? This course will teach you about the latest in computer games design and development, creating games from story board to final product, using the latest gaming software. New to this year is VR technology. Learners will get to experience using a HTC Vive headset and understand how virtual reality works!
Study OutlineDuring the course you will learn how to develop games from simple platform games through to modern 3D titles. 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 Unreal Engine 4, Gamemaker: Studio 2 and Maya for 3D modelling. This course is equivalent to 3 A levels and would naturally lead onto a Games Development degree
Entry Requirements4 x GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above Other Level 2 equivalent qualification in IT, Media or Games
EquipmentA memory stick (at least 32BG recommended)
AttendanceWe expect a minimum attendance of 95%.
AssessmentYou will study 6 units in year 1 and 7 units in year 2. You will submit coursework to meet the internal assessment criteria. There are 2 external assessments per year (exam units). You will have the opportunity to achieve a pass, merit or distinction on each unit.
ProgressionHNC/HND in Games Design at College Higher Education at University Employment in a Games Design role
QualificationThis is a 2 year course. By the end of year 2 you will achieve an Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games Development (equivalent to 3 A Levels).
Awarding BodyBTEC
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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