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Course Code:
DK820
Title:
Computing in Games Development
College:
Dundalk IT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Computing is a very general term used to describe the study, development, and usage of all aspects of computers.

This course involves the entire process of making a game; from the identification of a practical idea, the design of the game, and through to the implementation and delivery of a complete product.



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Globally, the games sector is a rapidly growing multi-billion euro industry. It has been identified as a potential growth area in Ireland.

 

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