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GAMES DESIGN

Vocational

Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

GCSE Grade 4 in English with an average points score of 4 or above.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

This course is assessed by coursework.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is ideal for learners who have an interest in any aspect of the media and games industry and would like to learn how games are developed, focusing on the creative development of game ideas. Students will get the chance to make practical media productions of their own using industry leading software such as PhotoShop and Unity whilst also developing their analytical skills.

COURSE AREA LEAD

Steve Robson

 WHO IS  THIS AIMED AT?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Have an interest in the media and games industry 

  • Would like to learn about how games are developed 

  • Would like an opportunity to create practical media productions of their own

  • Would like to use media equipment such as graphic and design packages and a sound studio 

  • Enjoy research and independent work 

  • Would like to go into employment in areas such as computing, IT or a media specialism 

  • Would like to study a media related course at higher education

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Media Industry 

  • Communication Skills for the Media Industries 

  • Computer Games Design 

  • Digital Graphics for Games 

  • Research Techniques for the Media Industries 

  • Computer Game Story Development 

  • Computer Games Engines

WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU  DEVELOP?

  • Game Environments 

  • 2D Graphics

  • 3D Modelling 

  • Concepting and Design 

  • Informing Ideas 

  • Confidence 

  • Effort 

  • Creativity 

  • Communication 

  • Professional Skills 

  • Technical Skills  

  • Collaboration 

  • Problem solving 

  • Practice 

  • Time Management

  • Project Management 

  • Product Development 

PROGRESSION ROUTES

  • E-Sports Professional

  • Screenwriter

  • TV/Film Producer

  • Games Designer

  • Media Researcher

  • Promotions Manager

  • Media Analyst

  • Web Designer

  • Social Media Content Producer

  • Marketing

  • Press

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