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Level 3 BTEC/CTEC courses
Two Year Course - Equivalent To One A-level
"I have always had a love for animation and concept art but Digital Games Design has enabled me to learn and utilise advanced techniques. I have created a game using Game Maker software, which has allowed me to develop skills in game design and production that will provide me with a foundation for higher education study". -Sean De Asis, lower sixth student
Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate - Equivalent to one A-Level
Assessment: 33% exam, 67% coursework
What do I need to study this course?
You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 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, and produce a games treatment outlining their ideas and concepts. Students will progress their technical skills in 3D animation and programming.
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 study a related course at university, such as Games Design, or onto a relevant apprenticeship.