The course will explore current development tools and technologies – allowing learners to develop skills using a range of industry standard tools and techniques. Learners will also develop transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem solving and research and analysis.
Programming for Games
3D Modelling for Games
Designing Graphics for Games
Developing Professional Practice
Principles of Game Design
Applied Programming for Games
Applied Modelling Techniques for Games
Environment Development for Games
3D Animation for Games
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There are no written exams - you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (individual and group) in a number of topics, such as: Game Programming; 3D Modelling and Animation; Developing Graphics; Game Design; Environment Development; Professional Practice; Project Management (individual and group).
Upon successful completion of the course students may join a one year top-up BSc/BA (Hons) degree, employment or freelance work.
Career opportunities may include employment in the games industry, working in a variety of areas such as: games development (modelling, asset creation, coding), testing, web and graphics design, software development.
Interview and portfolio
Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:
- BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a relevant subject
- A Levels - with at least 56 points (or 140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
- International Baccalaureate: 24 points
- Access Course alongside GCSE (minimum grade C) in at least three subjects including English Language and Mathematics. Key/Functional Skills Level 2 in Numeracy and Communications are recognised equivalents
- An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 in all other sub skills)
It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.
Mature students without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
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