Anna LevickHead of Media
Level 3, equivalent to 3 A Levels.
Why should I study BTEC Extended Diploma in Computer Games Design?
Why should I study this subject?
Throughout the course you will look at the way creative industries operate and impact upon the real world by exploring a range of media products.
What will I study?
The course is assessed over thirteen units, four of which are externally assessed. The units covered: Media Representations, Pre-production Portfolio, Responding to a commission, Digital Games Production, Working in the Creative Media Industry, Digital Media Skills, Specialist Subject Investigation, Media Campaigns, App Production, 3D Modelling, 3D Digital Animation, 3D Environments and 2D Animation.
What are the entry requirements?
Level 4 in English Language.
What skills do I need?
Creativity, good time management, a fertile imagination.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught through a combination of lectures & group tasks but also you will be expected to work independently and work using various skills to develop an individual portfolio.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed through a combination of exam, externally set & marked tasks and internally assessed coursework.
What will the course prepare me for?
This course will prepare you for further study of Games Design at university and employment within the games industry.
How much private study should I expect to do?
A minimum of 10 hours is expected to be spent on completing essays, creating concept art, and the research & development of ideas.
What materials will I need to purchase?
Art materials will be required, specifically a sketch pad, drawing & colouring pencils and fine liners.
What is the exam board?
This subject is for you if…
you have a passion for computer games and a creative imagination that you want to use to develop innovative and exciting new game ideas.
This subject is not for you if…
you find generating new ideas difficult, do not work well independently and have difficulty meeting deadlines.