Subject Intent: Why Digital Games Production: Games Design?
Games Design will allow learners to develop a wide range of skills by devising game concepts from initial creative ideas through the pre-production, production and testing of games phases using digital technology. Learners will also gain a broader knowledge of the games industry and the roles and careers offered which is beneficial for progression to university courses or employment within the games sector. This course addresses the shortage of game designers and developers within the Leeds City Region
What will I study?
- Unit 3 – Digital Media Skills – External Assessment
- Unit 13 – Digital Games Production – Internal Assessment
- Unit 40 – 3D Modelling – Internal Assessment
- Unit 41 – 3D Environments
- Unit 43 – 3D Animation
Digital Games Production: Games Design
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What are lessons like in this subject?
Digital Games Production lessons in will focus on analytical skills, much like similar creative subjects, focusing on what makes a good game, what the genre expectations are and what the inner workings and history of 3D modelling and animation are. Once this has formed a solid foundation, we will focus on applying that 3D knowledge by directly using industry standard 3D packages such as Autodesk Maya and Unreal Engine.
You will create an original multi-levelled game that you have designed, 3D modelled and play-tested. The skills taught from this process will also prepare you for an external assessment towards the end of the course, where you will be asked to respond to an industry standard brief, creating several game levels for a set deadline.
In BTEC Digital Games Production you get to be creative, and work independently to create almost whatever you want. The feeling of creating something on this scale is very satisfying and the teachers are good at what they do.
Marshall James, Lightcliffe Academy