Southern Regional College

BTEC National Diploma in Games Development

Southern Regional College
In Armagh and Portadown

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Typology BTEC
Location At 2 venues (Northern Ireland)
Duration 2 Years
Start Different dates available
Description

On successful completion of this course you can enter straight into employment in: Games Design, Games Development, Animation or 3D Design or progress to higher education in a number of Universities offering related courses. This course is suitable for If you have achieved any of the following and want to gain a qualification equivalent to three 'A' Levels, then this course is for you: Four GCSEs grade C and above. First Diploma or Certificate. Intermediate GNVQ. NVQ Level 2. Leaving Certificate. This practical course will develop your skills and understanding of gaming; one of the fastest growing media industries.

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Government funding available

Facilities (2)
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Armagh
Lonsdale Building, College Hill, BT61 7HN, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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Portadown
36 Lurgan Road, BT63 5BL, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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Location
Armagh
Lonsdale Building, College Hill, BT61 7HN, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Portadown
36 Lurgan Road, BT63 5BL, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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What you'll learn on the course

Animation
Design
3d design
3d training
3d animation
Animation Builder
Animation Authoring
Animation Software
Image Ready
Visual Simulation
3D
Media
Production

Course programme


BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN GAMES DEVELOPMENT

Who is this course for?

If you have achieved any of the following and want to gain a qualification equivalent to three 'A' Levels, then this course is for you:
  • Four GCSEs grade C and above
  • First Diploma or Certificate
  • Intermediate GNVQ
  • NVQ Level 2
  • Leaving Certificate

This practical course will develop your skills and understanding of gaming; one of the fastest growing media industries. You will have the opportunity to acquire skills in Games Platforms and Technologies, 3D Animation, Digital Graphics and Video Production.

How long is this course for?
2 years full-time
What will I study?
The BTEC National Diploma in Games Development consists of eighteen units selected from:
  • Research Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Production Management Project
  • Working to a Brief in the Media Industries
  • Critical Approaches to Media Products
  • Understanding the Computer Games Industry
  • Computer Game Platforms and Technologies
  • Digital Graphics for Interactive Media
  • Stop Motion Animation Production
  • 2D Animation Production
  • Video Production for Interactive Media
  • Web Animation for Interactive Media
  • 3D Modelling
  • 3D Animation
  • Computer Game Engines
  • Object-Oriented Design for Computer Games
  • Computer Game Design
  • Sound for Computer Games
  • Computer Game Story Development
  • Human-Computer Interfaces

How will I be assessed? Continuous assessment for all units
What can I do after the course?

On successful completion of this course you can enter straight into employment in: Games Design, Games Development, Animation or 3D Design or progress to higher education in a number of Universities offering related courses.

How do I apply?
Complete an application form (available from each campus or in the Admissions section) and return it to any Campus

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