Games Development (BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Media Practice)
Become a programmer, artist, writer or animator with this programme. You will strengthen your knowledge of games engines such as Unreal. You will explore the animation and modelling process, becoming comfortable with 2D and 3D modelling. You will also focus your creative flair to design levels, worlds, characters, and concept artwork. More about STEM
Become a programmer, artist, writer or animator with this programme. You will strengthen your knowledge of games engines such as Unreal. You will explore the animation and modelling process, becoming comfortable with 2D and 3D modelling. You will also focus your creative flair to design levels, worlds, characters, and concept artwork.
More about STEM
Become a programmer, artist, writer or animator with this programme. You will develop your knowledge of programming games engines such as Unreal and Unity. You will explore the production process, becoming comfortable with industry standard software. You will also focus your creative flair to design and develop levels, worlds, characters and concept artwork. At the end of the first year, you will choose a specialist discipline to focus on. In the second year of the course, you will collaborate with others to plan, produce and present a vertical slice of your own game.
Who is this course for?
Benefits / Skills
- Gain knowledge and experience of using games engines such as Unreal and Unity
- Design and create concept art, levels, worlds, and characters
- Turn your concept art into 2D graphics and 3D models using industry standard software such as Aesprite and Maya
- Develop programming skills in C++ and C# and learn how to problem solve effectively
- Record and produce sound effects for your video games
Career ProgressionProgression may include degree level study, an apprenticeship, or relevant employment. Upon successful completion of Extended Diploma in Computer Games you will achieve Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma Creative Media qualification.
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1 year Diploma
1 year Top-up Extended Diploma
Course Fee (16-18)
Course Fee (Adult)
£2,882 You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.
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Take advantage of our exciting industry links with Games Republic, GaMaYo, IBM, Sleepy Brain Studios, EGX Rezzed, Yorkshire Games Festival.
We provide full-time arts education to over 1,000 students every year, from level 1 through to BA Honours degrees. If you are successful in gaining a place on one of our specialist courses, we will work with you to develop your creative skills and prepare you for the next big step – either to university, drama school, art college or the world of work.
On average programmers and software developers in Leeds earn £39,228.80 per year (Emsi).