BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT - Games Development Pathway
Who is the course for
This course has been designed for students interested in pursuing a career in programming for games applications. The course provides a basis for further training and higher education or for moving into employment. Students can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding, that underpin a range of occupations in this industry.
Games programming is both competitive and challenging. For students who want to pursue a career in this field Uxbridge College is one of the few institutions that offer the courses that will prepare you for the industry. Using the standard BTEC Level 3 units, we have added the specialist games development and computer animation units to develop a games development pathway. You will be given the opportunity to develop your own games throughout the course.
- Information Systems
- Systems analysis and design
- Object oriented programming
- 3D Animation
- Digital gfx for interactive media
- Mathematics for computer games
- Computer games engines
- Project planning with IT
- 3D Environments
By the end of the course you will be equipped to either enter the games software industry or progress to any software development/computing related degree.
Although the primary focus of this course is to teach you games programming, you will develop a solid understanding that will enable you to enter into the field of software development.
You will learn industry standard languages such as C++, and you will build a solid understanding in various aspects of computing.
In addition to this, the course will provide you with the personal and organisational skills required to ensure you can offer a complete package to the potential employer or educational institute.
Where next - Further Studies
You can progress onto the Level 5 HND Diploma in Interactive Media at Uxbridge College or a degree/HND Diploma at university.
Where next - Job Opportunities
This course is nationally recognised within industry and commerce. Successful candidates can expect to find employment opportunities in games development, software development, computer animation and systems analysis and design.
How to Apply
To apply for a course choose one of these methods:
- Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
- Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.