The structure of this course will get the students to produce a group based game design and development project.
Starting with market research into the game genres and games development software. Then incorporating storyboarding and sprint meetings through digital communication Technology. Developing Animations for the Game project among other assets, to be hosted on a game promoting marketing website. Using techniques to organize the group workload to meet deadlines, then to wrap up the project presenting the final idea to a mock developer/publisher as a pitch. Once the project has been concluded the students will self-reflect on their group work and then develop a personal progression plan of what courses they wish to progress onto based on their experiences.
The study programme is made up of the following strands:
- BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies (Games Design)
- GCSE or Functional Skills maths & English
- Employability-focused tutorials
- Vocational units in Information Technology, Business and Digital Media.
Entry Level 3 numeracy and literacy, which will be assessed at your interview. Experience in basic programming or games development applications.
Students will be expected to commit to the course and display good attendance & punctuality.
Who is the course for?
Students who are interested in boosting their English, maths and computing skills. Students who want to progress onto a Level 2 computing, IT or Games Development courses.
Lectures, practical workshops and research. This course will allow students the opportunities to develop skills in computing and developing games.
How is the course assessed?
Candidates have to collect a portfolio of evidence. Assessment consists of both performance and knowledge evidence. Performance evidence is through direct observation of the candidate, products or outcomes of the candidate’s work, such as items that have been produced or worked on.
Where Next – Job Opportunities
This course is the start of your journey into Computing and games development, developing vital skills that are vital in the creative technology industries in the future.
Where Next – Further Studies
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology (Games Development) or BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information & Creative Technology (Cyber/Software Development), Gain employment in business applications, personal computer operations, data capturing and office administration.
How to apply
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>>Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:
Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.