BTEC  DIGITAL GAMES DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (1 A LEVEL EQUIVALENT)

BTEC DIGITAL GAMES DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (1 A LEVEL EQUIVALENT)

Course Content
Learners make digital games, from initial concept to design, development and programming, and in doing so they start to develop the technical skills to work within the Games Industry. Learners understand the various roles and responsibilities in the industry, from the technical artists to the games developers and programmers to the games testers, and how these individuals work together to create games. The qualification includes four mandatory units and learners study how to write proposals and pitches for a commission and to develop a games treatment outlining their ideas and concepts. Through optional units learners develop their technical skills in 3D animation and programming and gain the skills to turn their concepts into a reality.

Why Study Digital Games Design & Development?
This qualification is designed to give learners a technical understanding of the digital games industry. Learners develop digital games through practical projects in areas such as game engine scripting, 2D and 3D animation, 3D environments and coding for web based games. The qualification is aimed at learners looking to progress to employment in this sector.

Assessment
All assessments are internally marked and will be in the form of a range of activities, including coursework, practical tasks and group work. None of the tasks will require an examination. Each unit will be marked in line with the grading criteria, giving students a Pass, Merit or Distinction. All units will then be accumulated at the end of the course to provide an overall grade for the course.

Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above. Students must have achieved grade 5 or above in Maths and a 5 in English. Students will require a GCSE grade 5 (or Equivalent) in an IT related qualification.