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Games Design BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Games design
  • Platform technology
  • Digital graphics
  • 3D animation
  • Interactive media
  • Web authoring
  • Computer games engines
  • Critical approaches to media industry

Course content

Video and mobile gaming is the fastest growing creative industry worldwide. On our one year full-time Level 2 Games Design Course, which is one of the only Level 2 games courses in the region, you will learn about the key elements of games development and gain insight into the industry you want to be part of.

You will learn how to produce game concepts, associated digital artwork and develop games and environments in 3D. You will be able to create characters for games, promote your own work and understand the underlying need for narrative and storytelling. You will also develop digital design skills using a host of creative software packages.

You'll train in our dedicated facilities. All tutors are active within the industry and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to call upon enabling you the best opportunity to progress in your chosen career.

As part of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Culture we pride ourselves as being at the forefront of education and training for the ever changing games industry. Linking with local games companies such as Void Games and hosting a range of guest speakers allows all learners to gain current and relevant training which gives them not just a qualification, but the experience in the career they wish to pursue.

Arts Council England has endorsed the quality of our teaching and learning and links with employers by awarding us ‘Arts Mark Gold’.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade E or above, or successful completion of a full level 1 study programme/li>
  • You will also have an interview

Assessment

The course is project/assignment based and assessment is continuous throughout the year both in lessons, set work and through observations. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. Some units may be subject to external assessment.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in games programming and development, games animation, games production, marketing, games level design, web development
  • Progress on to our BTEC L3 90 Credit Diploma in Games Development

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.