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CGI and Computer Game Design Yr 13 at The Arnewood School

Course description

The CGI and Computer Game Design course looks at the creation of computer games from conception through to their creation using industry standard 3D software. 

The course ensures the students finish with a strong portfolio as well as the qualification itself, to help them apply for university places or work within this field.

Course content

  • Unit 3 - Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries

The aim of this unit is to develop understanding of and skills in research relevant to creative media production. Learners will present their findings in both written and oral forms and will learn how to cite and reference their sources.

  • Unit 67 – 3D Animation

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the theory and use of 3D animation software. Learners will develop an awareness of how 3D animations are displayed on a computer screen and investigate the geometric theory underlying 3D animation work. Learners will plan and produce a 3D animated scene and reflect critically on their own work. Students will get to use industry standard software such as Unity and Blender amongst others.

  • Unit 68 – 3D Environments

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the theory and use of 3D environment software. Learners will develop an awareness of how 3D environments are displayed on a computer screen and investigate the geometric theory underlying 3D environment work. Learners will devise and create a 3D environment scene and reflect critically on their own work. Students will get to use industry standard software such as Unity and Blender amongst others.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above is preferred Careers

Assessment

All units are coursework based with controlled assessment. All units carry the same  weighting both for the AS course and the A2 course.

Future opportunities

CGI and Computer Game Design develops a range of skills and approaches. The skills gained are cross curricular and support subjects in a number of different areas. As a result there are a wide range of career opportunities open to students, including  Advertising, Graphics, Architecture, Product Design, Teacher, Web design,  Construction, Engineering, Software design, TV, Film and Computer Gaming.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Arnewood School directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2016

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