This course provides in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding in the key concepts and practical skills required to progress onto Level 4 courses in games development or courses on a similar level, and/or work successfully in the interactive entertainment industry. You will be taught by industry specialist with a combined experience of over 30 years in the games industry.
Students work on a series of individual and group assignments which cover subjects such as:
Core Units as Pre-production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries, Communication Skills for Creative Media Production, Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries and Creative Media Production Management Project. Optional Units which may include understanding the Computer Games Industry, 2D Animation Production, Marketing and Public Relations, Sound in Interactive Media, Computer Games Engines, 3D Modelling and Flash for Computer Games.
The qualifications awarded are the Edexcel National Diploma in Creative Media Production and an additonal skills qualifications in English, Maths or ICT. The majority of students progress to courses in higher education at either degree or HND level. Many specialise in a particular field. Examples of possible careers are programming, coding, sound design, 3D modelling, animation or project management.
Employability can be enhanced if you consider an internship with a games development company but you are expected to provide them with a portfolio of achievements and your own work. This Extended Diploma has strong links to industry, reflected through guest speakers and outside clients. You have full access to our new media centre, which consists of a television studio, digital, video and sound editing equipment, a radio studio and computing facilities. You work with specialist tutors on live practical projects.
Applicants need to have 5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths and/or a completed Level 2 award (preferably in Media or Games Development , Computer Science / ICT). Preferably a qualification in Physics (individually or part of Combined Sciences), an existing knowledge of programme code such as C++ would be well received. Willingness to study for an additional level 2 qualification in English and/or maths. Students are interested in a level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment.
This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.
Banbury, OX16 9QA
More info: This course is free for students aged 16 to 18, those who are aged 24+ have a Loan EU tuition fee of £7,395.00. Fees may be subject to change
Duration: 1 year
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