Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice (Games Development)

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Stephen.Trimble@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Peter.McGlinchey@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course will introduce you to the process of game design and development, grow your understanding of the gaming industry, and help you develop your own game ideas. Units include theory and practical work.

Additional Information

Computer Gaming is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting sectors in the digital industry. The world market for games and ‘edutainment’ software has grown to $25 billion in 2016, making this a global industry with lots of opportunities.

Course Content

The course provides a foundation in the theory and practice of Computer Games development. You’ll learn professional practices of game design and development, and apply these to develop your own game ideas.

Assessment Method

Units will be assessed by coursework assignments, reflecting the nature of the module content.

Progression Opportunities

This course is a first step towards a career in Computer Games Development and Multimedia. Many universities, both locally and in the UK, now offer Computer Games Development degree courses as well as closely linked Computer Animation and Multimedia degrees. In South West College, students can progress to a Foundation Degree in Computing or Digital Arts or a HNC in Games.

Entry Requirements

Students will normally need to have a BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in a related subject, or at least four GCSEs at Grades A*-C.