Ballyfermot College of Further Education BCFE

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Games – Advanced Production & Design Diploma (HND)

Course Code: DGH

Duration: 2 Years

Our Game Design HND covers game design, 3d modelling, game programming & Unity: interactive games using industry-standard tools, theory and techniques.

2-year Advanced Production & Design Games HND covering game design, 3d modeling, game programming, Unity, interactive games, industry-standard tools

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OVERVIEW

Our Advanced Games Production & Design course will provide you with the skills required to turn your own pen & paper game designs into fully-functional interactive products, using industry-standard tools, theory, and techniques. Use cutting-edge technology to bring your ideas to life, then test them out online with the gaming community. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in world-class companies, while others have formed companies of their own. This course is also a pathway to the BA (Hons) in Visual Media.

COURSE CONTENT

Year 1

  • Game Development Practices
  • Games in Context
  • Game Design
  • Creative Media Industry
  • Professional Practice
  • Audio Practices
  • Principles of Animation
  • Individual Project

Year 2

  • Advanced Game Development Studies
  • Advanced Animation
  • Narrative
  • Scripting for Games
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Environment & Level Design
  • Collaborative Project

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Our Our Game Design HND covers game design, 3d modelling, game programming & Unity: interactive games using industry-standard tools, theory and techniques.Design HND covers game design, 3d modelling, game programming & Unity: interactive games using industry-standard tools, theory and techniques.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two H5/O1 and three O6/H7 grades or equivalent or QQI Level 5 award with a merit profile or BTEC National Diploma with a merit profile. The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+). Suitable foundation Level 5 courses include

Please bring a portfolio of either game design, artwork, or web design to interview.

CERTIFICATION

HND in Creative Media Production (Computer Game Design)

This award is made by the UK awarding body BTEC Pearson. A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.

QQI Comparability Statement

PROGRESSION

Graduates may apply for the BA Honours Degree in Visual Media (Game Design) in BCFE. The BA Honours Degree in Visual Media (Game Design) is certified by the University of Dundee Scotland.

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