James Watt College

HNC Computer Games Development

James Watt College
In Greenock and Kilwinning

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Typology HNC
Location At 2 venues (Scotland)
Description

This new course is aimed at those looking to gain entry to the rapidly developing computer games industry in Scotland, the UK and internationally. The course is delivered using a wide range of up-to-date development tools including 3-D Studio Max, C++, C#, XNA, GDK, Photoshop and Unreal.

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Location

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Greenock (Renfrewshire)
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James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education Finnart Street, PA16 8HF

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Kilwinning (North Ayrshire)
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James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education North Ayrshire Campus Lauchlan Way, KA13 6DE

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· Requirements

One Higher Grade pass (Computing, Mathematics or Physics preferred) plus two Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 passes. Alternatively, an appropriate group of SQA modules may be accepted. Applicants with relevant experience but no formal qualifications may also be eligible.

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Course programme

HNC Computer Games Development

Course Aims:
This new course is aimed at those looking to gain entry to the rapidly developing computer games industry in Scotland, the UK and internationally. The course is delivered using a wide range of up-to-date development tools including 3-D Studio Max, C++, C#, XNA, GDK, Photoshop and Unreal.

Course Content:
Computer Games Development. Interactive Level Design. 3D Modelling & Animation. , Software Development (object orientated). Human Computer Interaction. Computer & Console Architecture. Calculus & Matrices. Project Management.

Progression Opportunities:
Direct entry to a number of year 1 or year 2 university programmes exist, including the BSc Computer Science year 1 at the University of Glasgow.

Career Potential:
Successful candidates may seek employment opportunities in roles such as a computer games developer, level designer, character artist, animator or modeller. Candidates will also be well prepared for general software development roles. Demand exists nationally and internationally for personnel with software development, multimedia, artificial intelligence and interaction design skills.

Course Assessment:
A range of continuous assessment techniques are utilised throughout the course with a largely hands-on practical theme. Students will also undertake a group games project towards the end of the course.


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