Games Development and Coding Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course is ideal for those who wish to progress into the computer games industry.

  • Level

    Level 3

  • Study Mode

    Full-time

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Guildford College

The BTEC Level 3 in Games Development is an exciting and challenging course giving you the opportunity to acquire skills and understanding of games design and construction and to critically engage with a rapidly changing and vibrant industry.

The course is built on core traditional art and design skills such as pre-production, idea creation through drawing development and research, which then directly informs the 2D/3D digital content creation of the computer gaming assets and environment.

Successful completion of this course can lead to a variety of successful degree pathway options such as games design, computer animation SFX, architectural/product pre-visualisation and is designed to provide an educational foundation for a range of careers in the games, multimedia, media or creative arts industries.

All students work on a range of industry-standard design software packages. Using these tools, the learner will develop skills in the visual language of computer games and interactivity as well as attain an all round knowledge of producing computer games from narrative creation, concept art, sound and video, 3D modelling and animation.

Those wanting to pursue a career in the games development industry.

  • WiFi enabled campus
  • Open access modern learning hub
  • Virtual learning environment
  • Access to a range of software on networked PCs

Units studied during this course:

  • Pre-production techniques
  • Communication skills
  • Research techniques
  • Creative media production management project
  • Working to a brief
  • Critical Approaches to creative media products
  • Understanding the computer games industry
  • Developing a small business
  • Platforms and technologies
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Environments
  • Concept Art
  • Game Engines
  • Object-oriented Design
  • Computer Game Design
  • Computer Game Story Development
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Digital Graphics

Lessons are mainly hands on practical, supported by short lectures and presentations Homework: Students should allocate the same amount of time for home study as lessons in class.

On successful completion of this course, you could move on to degrees in computer games and visual effects, game design and production, animation or multimedia design.

Surrey and the south east have a high concentration of games development companies.

At least four GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above, including maths and English Language.

Alternatively, you should have achieved a Creative Media Production (Games Development) Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above, plus Functional Skills in maths and English at Level 2 or above.

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  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
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