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|Introduction||Do 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 Outline||During 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 Requirements||4 x GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above
Other Level 2 equivalent qualification in IT, Media or Games|
|Equipment||A memory stick (at least 32BG recommended)|
|Attendance||We expect a minimum attendance of 95%.|
|Assessment||You 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.|
|Progression||HNC/HND in Games Design at College
Higher Education at University
Employment in a Games Design role|
|Qualification||This 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).|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||N|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|