FdSc Computer Games Technology - UCAS course code GG4Q
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The interactive entertainment industry is growing and evolving rapidly. This FdSc in Computer Games Technology aims to equip students with a strong programming background that is focused on the complexities and sophistication of modern games creation programming. In addition, students are introduced to 3D modelling and will also be taught how to animate models using their own code. Students are encouraged to use a variety of game development tools and environments, and ultimately will design and produce their own 2D and 3D games.
Year 1 - Level C
- 3D Games Modelling & Animation
- Games Design
- Software Programming
- Computer & Internet Technology
- Marketing Techniques
- Sound & Multimedia Fundamentals
Year 2 - Level I
- Hardware & Software Interfacing
- Games Development
- Games Levels & Environments
- Work Based Learning Project
- Applied Programming
- 4 GCSEs at Grade C minimum, to include Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification
- Plus a pass in two A levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification, e.g.
- BTEC National Diploma, NVQ3, or equivalent, or
- An Access to Higher Education Diploma
UCAS Tariff points 120 from two full A-levels or equivalent and to include one full A level at 80 tariff points (i.e grade C) in a relevant subject)
Preferred subjects: due to the high percentage of programming in this course, students will need a programming or mathematical background.
If English is not your first language, a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 6.0, or TOEFL 550 (paper based), or TOEFL 80 (internet based) is normally required. A telephone interview may also be necessary.
Job prospects within the interactive entertainment industry are very good and the generic skills acquired on the course will open up other career paths.Progression may be possible to the BSc Games Technology course provided the appropriate level of qualification is met. For more information, please refer to careers guidance/course specific details on The College’s Higher Education website: http://www.thecollege.co.uk/higher-education/careers-guide/career-planning
£9,500 per annum
There may be additional costs for educational visits, uniforms, materials etc. and this cost will be advised on application.
From September 2012 students on this course will enrol directly with The Bournemouth and Poole College.
Venue: The course is delivered at The College's North Road campus in Poole.