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Level 1 and 2 Games Development (for students aged 14-16)

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Level 1 and 2 Games Development (for students aged 14-16)Available for Enquiries
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Course Details
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 1
Level Level 2
Start Date September
Duration 1 year each level
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body UAL (University of Arts London)
 
Course Overview

Ready Player One... Do you want to be part of the next generation of game developers, game programmers, game designers, and game artists? Then level up your stats and unlock new perks with our trailblazing games development course.

Take your first steps into a growing £4.2 billion industry, and become one of 20,000 people employed in this dynamic, competitive, and exciting sector.

Our game development course prides itself on its student’s autonomy, and self-driven project-based work. Allowing you to tailor your education to your own individual requirements and career goals.

Explore your potential, take creative risks, and reap the rewards! Our expert team of highly trained industry professionals will help guide you through the world of Digital Game Development. With specialists in Game Art, Programming, In-Engine Game Development, and Project Management, you will garner a comprehensive set of industry standard skills.

What you will Study

Some of the areas you will study include:

Level 1 – You will develop assets through different projects to explore game creation processes and techniques.
Level 2 - You will study a variety of units that are taught as projects, each project will involve making your own game using industry standard software such as the Unity engine.

Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have good Maths and English GCSEs, which is why the development of these skills are so important, whatever your field of study.

How you will Learn

You will be taught via physical and digital workshop-based sessions that encourage 'learning by doing' using industry standard software and techniques.

By the end of the course you could have produced a multitude of working game projects, which will be ready to publish should you desire. You will also learn about the inner workings of the games industry, human computer interfaces and games platforms, as well as being visited by a number of guest speakers from both industry and Higher Education.

How you will be Assessed You will be assessed through assignments and practical project work that count towards your final grade. Your tutor will provide regular feedback and maintain a record of assessment. All student work may be externally verified.
Entry Requirements

Level 1
3 GCSEs at 9-1

Level 2
4 GCSEs at 9-3  including English and Maths
OR
A relevant Level 1 qualification at Merit grade,  plus Functional Skills English and Maths at Entry Level 3

Attendance Expectations

You will be expected to attend all classes as specified on your timetable and all personal tutorial sessions.

ECT students will attend College for 3 days each week and the home school will be responsible for organising any additional study.

Fee Information

Please contact the School Partnerships Team for details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email: SchoolPartnerships@wakefield.ac.uk

Further Study On completion with the appropriate pass and English and maths grades, you can progress through the levels.
 
You could progress onto higher education courses in Computer Games Design or Development, Animation, Digital Graphics, Web Design and Multimedia.
Career Opportunities This study programme is the first step to working in a range of exciting industries including Computer Games Design, Computer Games Development, Computer Games Writing, Computer Animation, Digital Art, Graphic Design and Web Design.
How to Apply School staff should contact the School Partnerships Team on 01924 789742.
For Further Details School staff should contact the School Partnerships Team on 01924 789742.
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Media
Subject Area (W) Computing & ICT
Client Group (W) 14-16
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Information last amended: 18 May 2022 15:28

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