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GC445
Computer Games Technology

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in thhis level.

Awards at this level recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications may lead to 3rd level progression opportunities.

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Qualifications at this level prepare for occupations that involve using the skills and knowledge learned alongside existing workers in 'real world' environments.  Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, engineering technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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Studetns will build experience in programming, 3D modelling and audio design using industry standard tools. On this course, you’ll cover game design and the impact that computer games have on society.

To complete this certificate course, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a major project. This will involve team work, meeting deadlines and common game development work practices. 

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The course introduces students to fundamental concepts, tools and work practices required for the games industry.
Students will gain experience in programming, 3D modelling and audio design using industry standard tools. They will also be exposed to academic areas such as game design and the impact that computer games have on society.


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GC445 - Computer Games Technology
Griffith College. Dublin

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

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We have designed this course to ensure you’ll have the necessary skills to enter the games industry as a games designer, games tester, sound designer, or gaming programmer. You’ll be starting your new career with a solid platform and the only way from there is up!

You’ll be able to create a computer game using best practice techniques, create an animation from an initial concept to showcasing a final piece, write scripts and short programmes and use tools to create sound and visual components of a game.



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