Games Development Level 2 Extended Certificate

This Games Development course will see you gain knowledge and develop skills within the creative digital media industry.

During the course you will gain a broad understanding of the various topics, including: communication techniques, animation, digital graphics for interactive and print-based media, 2D digital art for computer games and 2D computer game engines.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

This course is suitable for you if you have an interested in the creative digital media sector, especially website and games development.

  • Large, modern Learning Resource Centre
  • State-of-the-art open learning area
  • Expert tutors with industry experience
  • WiFi enabled campus
  • Comprehensive student support
  • Progression opportunities available
  • Good transport links in central location

Modules covered may include (but are not limited to) the following:

Units included in this course include:

  • Digital media sectors and industries
  • Planning and pitching a digital media product
  • Digital Publishing Production
  • Website Production
  • Digital Games Production
  • Media Industry in Context
  • Animation for Digital Media
  • Graphic Design for Digital Media
  • Writing for Digital Media
  • Digital Games Testing
  • Digital Art for a Media Product

You will study a range of units, through both practical and written elements. The majority of units are assessed through internally set assignments, though some units will be externally assessed.

On successful completion of this course, you could progress on to study a Level 3 BTEC in Games Development/Creative Media Production.

At least 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above, including Maths and English Language. Alternatively you should have achieved an equivalent Level 1 qualification, plus Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 1 or above.

You will need regular computer and internet access as well as your own USB stick.

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