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Games Development and Coding Level 3 Programme

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This course provides you with the knowledge, practical and technical skills and key concepts required for a career in games development and coding.

The Games Development and Coding Level 3 Diploma provides in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress onto Level 4 courses in games development or programmes of a similar level, and/or work successfully in the interactive entertainment industry.

You will be taught by industry specialist with a combined experience of over 30 years in the games industry.

The majority of students progress to courses in higher education at either degree or HND level. Many specialise in a particular field. Examples of possible careers are programming, coding, sound design, 3D modelling, animation or project management.  

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

You will work on a series of individual and group assignments which cover subjects such as:

Core units:

  • Pre-production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
  • Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • Creative Media Production Management Project

Optional units which may include:

  • Understanding the Computer Games Industry
  • 2D Animation Production
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Sound in Interactive Media
  • Computer Games Engines
  • 3D Modelling
  • Flash for Computer Games

 

How I'll learn

The Games Development and Coding Level 3 Diploma provides in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding in the key concepts and practical skills.

Individual learning targets are set each term and you receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets. Formal assessment is through assignments, projects, presentations and practical assessments, which are set at regular intervals throughout the course.

This programme has strong links to industry, reflected through guest speakers and outside clients. You have full access to our new media centre, which consists of a television studio, digital, video and sound editing equipment, a radio studio and computing facilities. You work with specialist tutors on live practical projects.

 

How I'll be assessed

All work for your Games Development and Coding Level 3 Diploma is assessed through coursework. Additional qualifications in areas such as English, Maths or ICT are assessed by an external exam.
 

 

Entry Requirements

  • 5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths and/or a completed Level 2 award (preferably in Media or Games Development , Computer Science / ICT)
  • preferably a qualification in physics (individually or part of combined sciences)
  • an existing knowledge of programme code such as C++ would be well received.
  • the willingness to study for an additional Level 2 qualification in English and/or maths
  • if you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.