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Game Design (BTEC) at Somervale School

Course description

Did you know that the UK is a pioneer in game development? Did you know that the game design sector is one of the fasting growing industries in the UK? The BTEC in Game Design is a brand new qualification starting in 2015 and is a cutting edge course which will prepare you for a career which many people would consider to be a ‘dream job’.

In year 12 you will learn about the creative and games industry and what it takes to be successful in this emerging market place. You will learn how to create exciting games for consoles, mobile phones and PCs. You can chose from games such as action, adventure, platform, puzzle, role-play game (RPG), multi-player, simulation, sport or strategy.

In year 13 you will learn how to develop flash games for use on websites. You will learn about the concept of object orientated programming, the life blood of any successful computer game. You will also learn about the research techniques used by professional gamers which aid decision making and help create imaginative stories for that blockbuster video game.

Course content


  • Unit 1 Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Unit 2 Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
  • Unit 72 Computer Game Design


  • Unit 3 Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Unit 71 Object Orientated Design For Computer Games
  • Unit 76 Flash for Computer Games

Entry requirements

Grade C GCSE or equivalent in ICT.

Future opportunities

Careers in graphics, programming, game design, game testing, animation, sound editing and multimedia are all possible career paths. The BTEC can also allow you to study a related course at university.

Further information

Who Might the Course Suit?

If you are interested in computer games and see yourself embarking in an exciting career in computer game development then this course is for you.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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