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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 

Games Design & Development


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

 
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Description...
Have you an aptitude for designing and building games through Scratch or similar programs? Are you mathematical and programming oriented? Do you have a flair for drawing and sketching? Interested in getting on the pathway to a career in the gaming industry where an explosion in on-line activity and the social media is driving phenomenal growth in the games industry? Or would you like to pursue your studies to degree level?

This course will introduce you to the technologies and techniques involved in the design and development of games. You will learn to view games as a storytelling medium and to convey concepts through storyboarding techniques and computer graphics. You will get a solid foundation in games design and development for diverse platforms including: mobile, games consoles and on-line 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.

Animation Layout Design (Drawing)
Games Analysis Design (Unity Programming)
Imaging Processing (3D Photoshop)
Computer Illustrated Graphics (Illustrator)
Object Oriented Programming (C# - Integrated Unity Programing)
Web Authoring (HTML5, CSS3 & Dreamweaver CC)
Communications
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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Web Editor   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Network Administrator   Web Designer / Developer  
Network Engineer   Database Administrator  
Multimedia Developer   Games Designer  
Web/Scrum Master   Android /iOS App Developer  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Designer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   IT Consultant  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Scientist  
Test Lead - Software   Games Programmer  
Technical Architect - Data   IT Security Specialist  
Big Data Specialist   Data Analyst  
Software Developer / Architect   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Games Tester   Computer Systems Technician  
Computer System Administrator   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
IT Manager   IT Project Manager  
Engineer - Software   Computer Programmer  
Computer Systems Analyst   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Software Localisation   Multimedia Writer  
Computer / IT Support Specialist   Computer Assembly Technician  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications    

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