The production of games requires a unique set of skills, which covers disciplines in design, media, the visual arts, audio, story development and programming. In 2004 the Northern Regional College developed the first nationally approved Level 3 Course in Games Development.

EDEXCEL in association with the Northern Regional College and the UK’s largest game publisher Eidos have developed the course content, assessment and delivery strategies to meet the needs of this evolving and exciting Industry.

The Games Development course team work closely with Eidos and all of their development studios (such as Crystal Dynamics, Pivotal and Beautiful Games Studio) to ensure unit structure and content are relevant, industry specific and match the requirements of SkillSet (the Sector Skills Council for audio visual industries).

Eidos exclusively endorse the College’s course structure and delivery methods, and provide resource materials for student learning. This industrial link ensures students experience enriched training and opportunities to meet Games Industry professionals during guest lectures from Eidos personnel.

The following course units are subject to QCA approval.

Core Units

  • Research Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Pre-Production Techniques for the Media Industries
  • Production Management Project
  • Professional Brief
  • Critical Approaches to Media Products

    Specialist Units

  • Working in the Games Industry
  • Digital Graphics for Interactive Media
  • Games Platforms and Technologies

    Additional Units may include

  • Digital Graphics
  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Environments
  • 3D Modelling
  • Games Engines
  • Game Story Development
  • Games Design
  • Sound for Games
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Web Animation for Interactive Media
  • Drawing Concept Art for Games

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