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You will develop skills using industry standard software within the dynamic interactive media industry with an emphasis on games development and building levels. Over the two years you will work individually and in groups to create character models, environments and computer game levels. You will complete assignments that will develop vital transferable skills that we help you when looking for jobs and when applying for higher education courses, such as pitching ideas, working with ICT and working for a specified brief to deadlines. You will also be given a chance to look at job roles in the gaming industry and what is needed in order to pursue them.

The level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is worth 1 A level and takes up 1 block on the timetable over two years. If you stay for only the first year you can qualify for the Level 3 Certificate (1 AS level equivalent).

Assessment

100% coursework, assessed by your teacher and verified by the awarding body.

Entry Requirements

C / 4 grade or above in at least 4 GCSE / BTEC subjects.

Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.

We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

How to work out your average GCSE Score

To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses.

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

Currently, you will study the relevant theory and then complete project work in the following areas:

• Pre-production techniques

• Communication skills

• 3D environments

• 3D modelling

• Research techniques

• Computer game design and engines

• Video Games Programming

Outcome/Progression

You will complete the course with a ready-made portfolio of work and many former students have used this to go on to study Games Design and Development at a higher level or straight into employment in the sector.

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Course Information

Level

BTEC Level 3

Course Work

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