Computer games are being used increasingly for leisure, in education and work-based training with players interacting via personal computers, consoles, PDAs, mobile devices and web browsers. Computer gaming is now a growing industry, with Scotland one of the global leaders. In Scotland there are more than 50 Games Design companies, mostly based in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. These companies rely on a range of creative skills such as art, design, animation, audio and programming. Employers increasingly expect candidates to have critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, to be good communicators and able to work within a group/team, as these are essential skills for working in a modern business environment.
The course has three areas of study:
• Media Assets
This award, at SCQF levels 4, 5 and 6, is designed to enable candidates to:
· investigate the computing gaming industry/genres/hardware/trends and emerging technologies
· gain an understanding of underlying concepts and the fundamental principles involved in digital gaming planning and design
· gain the knowledge and skills required in the creation of media assets and games development
· work with others to test a game and give constructive feedback
· collaborate with others in an enterprise activity to promote/market a game
Pupils must complete each of the three units in this course to gain the course award.
Certificate course requirements
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.