BTECs support a huge range of careers, and you are offered endless possibilities when you study the BTEC Games Design course. The information below shares some of the topics you will study, and how these develop if you choose to specialise in Digital Games. Topics you will cover include:
- Digital game production
- 3D animation
- 3D environments
- Media campaigns
- Responding to a commission
- Digital media skills
BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma is a full time programme of study, and is therefore best suited to those who have decided to work in the industry, or progress to university to study a Games Design related subject. Through optional units, you will develop technical skills in 3D animation and programming, and gain the skills to turn your concepts into reality using industry standard software including 3D Autodesk Maya and Unreal Engine 4.
Grade 4 in GCSE Media Studies and/or GCSE Art is desirable.
A combination of practical and theory based activities will develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in this rewarding industry. Under the direction of our committed and passionate staff you will create digital games, from initial concept to design, development and programming. In doing so, you will start to develop the technical skills to work in the games industry. You will learn to work together in teams, and also individually, to complete vocational projects.
There is potential for you to progress on to a wide range of university degrees leading to careers in Games Design, Level Design, Animation, Concept Art and many other Media and Graphic related subjects. You will develop skills in formal writing, team working and pitching ideas. You will also develop a wide variety of skills valuable in a wide range of occupations and activities.
Good to Know
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