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An education in Mechanical Engineering would be preferable. I would advise them to get as much diverse work experiences as possible, even if these jobs are not engineering related.
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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 

Computer Games & Interactive Entertainment Development


Course Code:  5M5048 DLO
Award Code(s):  5M5048
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is aimed at computer games enthusiasts who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer games industry. The course is also suitable for those who require training in the applications and skills needed to create Games.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

3 Dimensional Computer Graphics
Communications
Design Skills
Digital Marketing
Games Analysis Design
Multimedia Authoring
Web Authoring
Work Experience.

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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