Art and Design, Media & Performing Arts

Digital Games Development (Creative Media Production) - Level 3

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01062 CRF1A

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Coleraine


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y

Important information to note when making application:

The course description on the Admissions Portal for the this Games course does not include 'Games' in the title, instead it reads:

C01623 - Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production - the easiest way to apply is to click 'apply now' from the link at the top right of this page, then 'view basket', then proceed to the log-in for the Admissions Portal.  Please ensure you apply for the correct course code.

Course Content

The Games industry in Northern Ireland is growing suddenly and quickly, with opportunities opening up both at home and further afield for talented designers and coders. Mobile games are particularly popular – but do you have what it takes to create the next Angry Birds? On this course, you will learn the core technical, practical and creative skills required to work within this highly lucrative industry. Some of the modules you will study include;

  • 3D Modelling
  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Environments
  • Interactive Media Design
  • 3D Digital Animation
  • Computer Game Engines
  • Computer Game Design
  • Sound for Computer Games
  • Computer Game Story Development
  • Programming
  • Digital Graphics for Computer Games


Course Aims

To get students to the level where they are ready to join existing games companies as a productive team member; or set up a games company of their own; or progress to a related university course.

Special Features

The college has vast experience in games production and developed strong industry links through running a highly-successful Games Academy in cooperation with other colleges and Northern Ireland Screen.

Assessment Methods

There are NO examinations.

Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grades C or above plus demonstrable a interest in Games Design and/or Coding.

To join the expanding industry directly or to progress to a related degree course.

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Andy Anderson

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