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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 2 years
Code
Awarding Body Pearson
Level Further Education
Start Date 05/09/2022

Course overview

The games sector is a dynamic, growing and rewarding sector. The UK’s games industries as a whole are worth over £4 billion per year to the UK economy. Working in games development might involve researching audiences and generating new ideas for programmes and products; being involved in the production of media products, for example recording sound, filming and creating assets; working in post-production editing digital footage or creating animated sequences. Job roles can also involve testing and debugging new games. These creative industries are linked by the need to inform, entertain and engage audiences.

What you'll study

The course will be delivered over 2 years, each year students will take part in 2 projects over the duration of the course, these are broken down into 4 modules.

 

Year 1:

A Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills

A1 Skills Development

A2 Creative Project

 

Year 2:

B Advancing Creative Practice

B1 Personal Progression

B2 Creative Industry Response

Students will develop knowledge of games development in the game industry and will learn to utilise a range of software including 2D and 3D games engines. We have the latest Core i9 state of the art Gaming PC’s and classrooms equipped to host both the games and Esports courses. students will be given an opportunity to attend the Yorkshire Games Festival.

Students will take part in a series of synoptic assessments and project based activities.

This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop their technical creative media skills over their course of study, through a process of critical evaluation, practice and review, which are key skills for progression to Higher Education. The qualification also supports learners in becoming confident in taking ownership of and responsibility for their projects.

  • The course will be delivered over 2 years, each year students will take part in 2 projects over the duration of the course, these are broken down into 4 modules.

     

    Year 1:

    A Exploring and Developing Creative Media Skills

    A1 Skills Development

    A2 Creative Project

     

    Year 2:

    B Advancing Creative Practice

    B1 Personal Progression

    B2 Creative Industry Response

  • Students will develop knowledge of games development in the game industry and will learn to utilise a range of software including 2D and 3D games engines. We have the latest Core i9 state of the art Gaming PC’s and classrooms equipped to host both the games and Esports courses. students will be given an opportunity to attend the Yorkshire Games Festival.

  • Students will take part in a series of synoptic assessments and project based activities.

  • This qualification gives learners the opportunity to develop their technical creative media skills over their course of study, through a process of critical evaluation, practice and review, which are key skills for progression to Higher Education. The qualification also supports learners in becoming confident in taking ownership of and responsibility for their projects.

Assessment

Assessment for this course will be done through practical and written assessment. Exam assessment is not required for this course.

Entry requirements

GCSE English
Grade 4 or C
GCSE Maths
Grade 4 or C

This course requires a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 / A*-C, including both GCSE English and GCSE Maths or a Level 2 IT qualification graded at a Merit or above alongside GCSE English and GCSE Maths at a Grade 4 or C.

How to apply

For further information about the course, please email information@bradfordcollege.ac.uk or call 01274 088088.

Work experience

Relevant work experience will be offered to students each year of the course.

Next steps

Students will be able to apply local Universities for a range of courses, apply for apprentices or go direct into the Games industry. You can progress onto an apprenticeship, University or work. Some potential careers leading from our games development course could include: Games Designer, Games Developer and 2D/3D Animation Artist.

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