Digital Games Design and Development

1. Course details

Qualification name BTEC National Diploma in Digital Games Design and Development
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course webpage
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 01 September 2020
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

School leavers aged 16 to 19

3. Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or a merit in a level 2/ intermediate Creative Media or IT course.

4. What you'll learn

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, produce a games treatment outlining their ideas and concepts, and advance their production skills. Through chosen units, students will progress their technical skills in 3D animation and programming. The course is assessed through coursework (67%) and supervised assessments (33%).

5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

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8. Next steps

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

9. Venue

Name Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College
Address St Marks Avenue
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10. Other venues and dates

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