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Games Development

Award
National Progression Award
Campus
Anniesland
SCQF Level
5
Local Authority
Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire
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Do you have an interest in the games inductry? This introductory qualification is designed to teach you how to write computer games.

This course consists of three topics: media assets, design and development. The media assets part of the award focuses on finding and capturing digital media that could be used within a game, such as sounds, images and videos, and customising these assets to fit into a game. The design part of the award focuses on creating a plan for the development of a computer game. The development part of the award focuses on writing code to actually produce the game.

 In this course you will:

  • Research various games types and platforms and discover what makes a game playable
  • What components make up games and what is required for different playing platforms
  • Design a game based on your understanding so far
  • Create a set of objects to be used in the development of a game including characters, backgrounds and sounds
  • Further design your game to include behaviours designed to enhance game play
  • Create a playable game and publish on the internet

Qualification Breakdown

Units Covered:

  • Computer Games: Design 
  • Computer Games: Media Assets 
  • Computer Games: Development 

Entry requirements

It is envisaged that pupils will be working at the senior phase of the curriculum and have clear interest in the subject area.

Attendance Pattern

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 13:30 – 16:00

Progression Pathways

  • A one year national certificate (NC) in computing at a local further education college.
  • NC Computing and eSports Level 6
  • NPA Computer Games Development Level 6
  • NC Digital Media Computing at SCQF Level 6
  • NPA in Digital Media Production at SCQF Level 6