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Digital Games Production – BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate/ Diploma

Qualification

Level 3

Fees

N/A

Type of study

School Leavers

Interview?

Yes

Duration

1-2 Years

The Digital Games Production course is designed to provide a technical introduction to digital games production. Learners develop skills in areas such as Concept Art, 2D Animation, and 3D Modelling. The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to ensure that it is appropriate for those interested in working in this sector. 

You will be using a wide range of Software including Blender (for 3D Modelling), the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite, and Unity. You will have access to some industry spec Hardware including use of our newly created Virtual Reality Lab with a suite of HTC Vive headsets. This Course is equivalent to two Alevels. 

From SchoolFive GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English, Maths and Science  

From CollegeMerit or higher in BTEC Level 2 Award in Information Creative Technology or another relevant course. English and/or Maths at level 2 or higher 

 

There are two mandatory units, which cover the following aspects of digital games production; 

  • Digital Games Production 
  • Digital Media Skills
     

In addition to this content, learners will take a further 3 units. These units will be picked from the below list of Units which are designed to introduce learners to sector specialist areas, including working in particular environments and will link with relevant technical roles. 

  • App Production 
  • Concept Art for Computer Games 
  • 2D Animation 
  • Game Engine Scripting 
  • 3D Modelling 
  • 3D Environments 
  • Games Testing 
  • 3D Digital Animation

 

Digital Media Skills is an externally assessed Unit. All other Units are coursework based, assessed internally.

 

Recruitment in this sector is primarily at graduate level. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to 

many relevant courses. For example, if taken alongside A Levels in physics and mathematics, or a BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in a relevant field of study, such as computing or art and design, 

it could lead to a: 

  • BA (Hons) in Computer Games Art
  • BSc (Hons) in Games Design Technology
  • BSc (Hons) in Games and Animation Production.

Learners may also progress to a higher or degree apprenticeship.  

This qualification will prepare learners for employment in the games industry, in entry level roles such as; 

  • Games Tester 
  • Communities Manager 

You will have various Guest Speakers from the industry come in throughout the course. Previous trips have included: Bletchley Park and National Computer Museum 

 

You will have access to computers with industry standard Software, a Hardware and Software Lab and VR Headsets