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Qualification name BTEC National Diploma in Digital Games Design and Development
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2023
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

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School leavers aged 16 to 19

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You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 including GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths.

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Students will create digital games (from initial concept to design), study development & programming, and therefore start to develop the technical skills required to work in the games industry. Students will learn about the various roles and responsibilities in the industry – from technical artists to game developers and programmers to games testers – and how these individuals work together to create games. Students will also learn to write proposals and pitches for a commission, and produce a games treatment outlining their ideas and concepts. Students will progress their technical skills in 3D animation and programming. The course is assessed through coursework (67%) and supervised assessments (33%).

The computer games industry is a growing sector and sales are now higher in the UK than for the video and music industries combined. Therefore, there are increasing opportunities for students to progress to a related course at university, such as Games Design, or onto a relevant apprenticeship.

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Name Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College
Address St Marks Avenue
Leeds
LS2 9BL
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