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Computing for Creative Industries BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Newcastle College

Course description

Creative computing draws upon creativity, imagination, and interests, whether it’s an animated advert encouraging you to buy the latest gadget, or a 3D model showing what the latest new building development will look like in your town. 

BTEC Nationals are practical, vocational, qualifications and Creative Computing is aimed at students who really enjoy using computers, and would like to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of IT and Computing systems. Employability skills are built upon in the areas of problem-solving; intrapersonal skills involving team work and communication; and interpersonal skills such as self-management and self-development.

Transferable skills that BTECs provide and which universities value include: the ability to learn independently; the ability to research actively and methodically and the ability to give presentations and be active group members.

Course content

The Diploma in Computing for Creative Industries comprises of modules studied over two years.

You will study the following subjects (may be subject to change):

Principles of Computer Science

  • Planning and Management of Computing Projects
  • IT Systems Security
  • Software Development
  • Building Computer Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Website Development
  • Human-computer Interaction 
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Computer Games Development
  • 3D Modelling

Entry requirements

You should have 5 GCSEs at grade A-C, including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 or First Diploma at Merit level together with Key/Functional Skills Maths and English at level 2.

It is a requirement of the course that all learners undertake GCSE Maths/GCSE English/Functional Skills in Numeracy or Literacy. You may get exemption from part of this dependent on your GCSE qualifications.


You will be assessed in various ways, including:


Group work 
Written assignment 
Oral presentations 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle College directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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