Introduction to the course
This is a specialist pathway into Animation and Games. During this course you will be working at an advanced Level and expected to have achieved at least four Level 2 qualifications that are equivalent to A* to C (BTECS – merit or above preferred as well as English at Level 2).
You will develop digital skills such as:
Games design and development
3D modelling of characters and environments
Working with external clients and briefs
Building a professional portfolio
You will use equipment and software programmes such as:
Apple Mac computers
You will also learn about the animation and games industry and develop employability skills. Visits, trips and work experience are compulsory.
When studying on the Level 3 games development course, you’ll learn from the following units:
Unit 1: Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
Unit 2: Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
Unit 3: Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
Unit 7: Understanding the Creative Media Sector
Unit 34: 2D Animation Production
Unit 66: 3D Modelling
Unit 67: 3D Animation
Unit 68: 3D Environments
Unit 69: Drawing Concept Art for Computer Games
Unit 70: Computer Game Engines
What do I need?
You will need four GCSEs at grades A-C including English or equivalent Level 2 vocational and literacy qualifications. Relevant work experience will be considered for adults.
How is the course taught?
The course is taught through practical workshops in computer platforms, games design, 3D animation, modelling and environments. You will also learn through lectures, presentations and seminars about the industry.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is by presentations, portfolio and assignments.
What does it lead to?
After completing the BTEC Level 3 course in Games Development, you will be able to progress onto a university degree or employment in the games industry.
For an employer, those who have completed this course will have gained a range of skills to support a career in the games industry, games design and production platforms, 3D modelling and games environments. You’ll be able to design and produce games from idea to final product, along with an in-depth understanding of industry skills, operation, audience and games products.
1 Sep 2020 - 2 Jul 2021 - Daytime
Last Updated: 27 February 2020