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Computer Games Design Level 3 Extended Diploma at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

This course aims to equip you with the design and production skills required for work in industry or progress to university. While on the course we will develop your understanding of the design process applied to a range of computer game platforms. The course enables you to explore the creative possibilities of new media and produce a range of creative products including 3D modelling.

Course content

This course aims to equip you with the design and the production skills required for work in industry or progress to university. While on the course we will develop your understanding of the design process applied to a range of computer game platforms. The course enables you to explore the creative possibilities of new media and produce a range of creative products. Students have the opportunity to undertake commercial or freelance work as well as specialise in a subject area of their choosing for their final major project. The Media and Performing Arts department is equipped with a variety of specialist facilities and equipment including a TV and photography studio, as well as Apple Mac Graphics and Multimedia workshops. The Learning Resources Centres are designed to help students by offering information technology facilities, workshops and libraries

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C, BTEC First Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 2 or Intermediate qualification. You will have a pre induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

Assessment

This course is assessed by continual assessment, rather than exams, and students will need to research, plan and produce practical work. All assignments have interim assessment points, when the lecturer assesses the work and shows the student how to improve their grades. Students requiring any support in producing written work, organising themselves or managing their time can access our academic mentors.

Future opportunities

With an Extended Diploma in Games Development you can progress into employment or on to a range of university courses including animation, graphic design, interface design, games and multimedia design courses.

Further information

This course is designed to enable you to develop a high level of skills in all aspects of computer games design and interactivity. In order for you to make an informed decision concerning your future education and career choices, advice is readily available. You will also have the opportunity to improve your skills in English, Maths and I.T through Functional Skills in order to improve your employability and progression opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2016
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