Did You Know?
There are more than 2.3 billion gamers in the world.
Level 3 BTEC/CTEC courses
Two Year Course - Equivalent To Two A-levels
Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate - Equivalent to one A-Level
Level 3 BTEC Diploma - Equivalent to two A-Levels
What do I need to study this course?
You will need five GCSEs including GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths.
What will I study?
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%).
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 study a related course at university such as Games Design or onto a relevant apprenticeship.