Carshalton College

National Diploma in Games Development (BTEC)

Carshalton College
In Carshalton

£615
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Typology BTEC
Location Carshalton
Duration 2 Years
  • BTEC
  • Carshalton
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

This is specialist games development programme with a strong design core. The programme has been developed in conjunction with a leading games development company. It is nationally recognised by employers and universities, and is equivalent to 3 full A Levels.

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Government funding available

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Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Carshalton
Nightingale Road, SM5 2EJ, London, England
Starts On request
Location
Carshalton
Nightingale Road, SM5 2EJ, London, England

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· Requirements

An average of Grade C for 4 or more GCSEs including English Language, or successful completion of a Level 2 music technology programme at Merit Level, plus a literacy programme at Level 2. Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate their commitment and skills in an interview. If applicants do not have the required entry qualifications, there will be an opportunity to demonstrate the relevant...

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Course programme


National Diploma in Games Development (BTEC)
Games Development

Qualification
Edexcel (BTEC) National Diploma in Media (Games Development)
Attendance
Full-time up to three days/ 19 hours per week
Duration
Two years
Description of the Course
This is specialist games development programme with a strong design core. The programme has been developed in conjunction with a leading games development company. It is nationally recognised by employers and universities, and is equivalent to 3 full A Levels.
Course content
The course covers all the major elements in the extremely complex process that is the development of an IT-based game. These are:

· Games platforms and technologies
· Digital graphics
· 3D design, including modelling and environments
· Audio and video for games
· The narrative structure of games
· Working in the games industry and professional practice.

Students work on a professional brief, and will also create a final project, the production of a game level.

The course is based in our specialist games, multimedia and music area. Students have access to state of the art industry-standard hardware and software on which to create their work.

Assessment
Most of the course is continuously assessed. Some units may be externally assessed by exam. For coursework, students must produce written reports, evaluating their performance and show evidence of planning, research and organisation.
Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at those who are looking to develop the many and complex skills required for a career in the games industry.
Entry requirements
An average of Grade C for 4 or more GCSEs including English Language, or successful completion of a Level 2 music technology programme at Merit Level, plus a literacy programme at Level 2. Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate their commitment and skills in an interview. If applicants do not have the required entry qualifications, there will be an opportunity to demonstrate the relevant abilities to undertake the course.
What can I do after this course?
Research shows that 60% of new jobs in the media are in a games-related field, and that most of these jobs are concentrated in London & the South East. Alternatively students can progress to a University programme.
Other information
Enrichment Activities
Part of your planned programme of study at Carshalton College gives you the opportunity to take part in an enrichment activity. These activities are designed to help you with your personal development and should be treated as a very important part of your studies.

Cost
Tuition Fee 615
Exam Fee 166
Registration 30.75
Additional costs
Students should expect to pay approximately £200 p.a. on materials.
Start
September 2009
Course Code
AB1011

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