16-18 Courses

Creative Media Production (Gaming) BTEC Extended Diploma

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Sixth Form
  • Qualification

    16-18 Courses
  • Subject

    Art, Design and Media
  • Schedule

    Timetable dependant (Day)
  • Duration

    72 Weeks
  • Age

    16-18

Course Fees

No fees

Entry requirements

English Language GCSE grade 4. All Level 3 subjects require a minimum of five grade 4 GCSEs in total.

Topics

The aim of this exciting and engaging course is to develop the skills of those students who specifically want to work towards a career in the gaming industry – sometimes known as the Interactive Entertainment Industry. There are a huge variety of jobs and disciplines available and the industry itself could be worth in excess of 100 billion dollars by the time current students enter the job market as graduates.

You can expect to:

  • Produce different games with comprehensive planning documents
  • Produce reports related to the gaming and entertainment industry
  • Participate in group and independent work
  • Develop analytical skills and an awareness of contemporary issues, including equality and diversity
  • Develop transferrable skills such as creative thinking, literacy and numeracy
  • Critically engage with a rapidly changing and vibrant industry

The course is a full study programme and cannot be combined with other courses. It is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Further guidance and advice will be given at your interview.

The Creative Media Production (Gaming) BTEC Extended Diploma is a vocational qualification taken over two years which is equivalent to three A Levels. The course is suitable for students who have a strong interest in a career in the ever-growing Interactive Entertainment Industry. It will develop skills in game concept design, developing coding knowledge and construction of interactive games. The course will also develop critical thinking skills and knowledge of the gaming industry. It is not a suitable course for those students just interested in playing computer games. You can find out more on our website: http://www.haveringgaming.co.uk/index.html
  • Assessment Criteria

    100% Coursework, including practical/written assessments
  • Further Information

    Two year Level 3 BTEC course of 12 x 70min lessons per week (equivalent to 3 A Levels); subject to the successful completion of a Diploma (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels) in the first year.

Further information

The BTEC Gaming course provides opportunities for progression to apprenticeships or jobs within the multimedia or creative arts industries. Many students progress to study the subject further at university. The course develops a wide range of transferrable skills in problem solving, team working and critical thinking which are beneficial for creative and design-based careers. Degree pathway options include games design, computer animation SFX and architectural/product pre-visualisation.

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