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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computer Games Design

Wakefield College

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Course Description

What you will study The course is based in our dedicated computer games studios using industry standard software such as 3ds Max, Photoshop, Flash, Unreal Development Kit and Dreamweaver. You don’t need prior experience as you will learn all the software by starting with the basics. You will study 19 practical, artistic and theoretical units which could include:- - 3D Modelling, 3D Animation & 3D Environments - Computer Game Engines - Digital Graphics for Computer Games - Human Computer Interfaces - Computer Game Design - Flash for Computer Games - Interactive Media Authoring - Drawing Concept Art for Computer Games Good drawing ability is not essential, but creativity plays a big part in all the stages of designing computer games. You must be able to develop creative ideas on paper and be willing to work on your drawing skills using traditional media. Your Course Structure The course begins with a Level 3 90 Credit Diploma achievable at the end of Year 1. Successful completion at the required level, plus good attendance and punctuality, will lead to continuation into Year 2. The Level 3 Extended Diploma is achievable at the end of Year 2. This is a creative design course which is mostly practical, with some artistic, research and theoretical content. This may also include day visits and an international residential trip. You will meet regularly with a Pastoral Tutor who will support your studies throughout the course and in Year 2 you will receive guidance on applying to Higher Education or employment. How you will learn You will be taught through workshop-based sessions that encourage learning by doing using industry standard software and techniques. By the end of the course you could have produced 2D games, 3D game levels, game design documents, concept art, 2D animations, digital images and animated 3D models. You could also learn about the games industry, human computer interfaces and games platforms, as well as being visited by a number of guest speakers from industry and Higher Education. Study visits are important elements of this course. In previous years the international trips have been to Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and a four day residential to Disneyland Resort Paris. Day trips have included EuroGamer Expo in London, Royal Armouries in Leeds, and the National Media Museum in Bradford. Students may also undertake Higher Education visits, including the University of Huddersfield.

What you will study The course is based in our dedicated computer games studios using industry standard software such as 3ds Max, Photoshop, Flash, Unreal Development Kit and Dreamweaver. You don’t need prior experience as you will learn all the software by starting with the basics. You will study 19 practical, artistic and theoretical units which could include:- - 3D...

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Entry Requirements

Entry onto the course can be gained with five GCSEs at grades A* - C including English Language and Maths. Alternatively, a Merit overall on BTEC Level 2 Diploma (or equivalent), along with a Level 2 English Language and Maths qualification, would be acce?????????sItemalueCount??????????????????????????????????????????????????S????PPropertiItemlu????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????{?????W?????????W???W

Entry onto the course can be gained with five GCSEs at grades A* - C including English Language and Maths. Alternatively, a Merit overall on BTEC Level 2 Diploma (or equivalent), along with a Level 2 English Language and Maths qualification, would be...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through assignments and practical project work that count towards your final grade. Your tutor will provide regular feedback and maintain a record of assessment. All student work may be externally verified.

You will be assessed through assignments and practical project work that count towards your final grade. Your tutor will provide regular feedback and maintain a record of assessment. All student work may be externally verified.

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