If you are interested in exploring the potential of a career in the games industry, this one-year course will provide you with an excellent introduction. It is designed to give you a general overview of the industry as well as the skills needed to succeed in such a fast-paced profession.
To support your main study programme, future progression and life skills, you will also develop your skills in maths and English.
You will need at least four 4/D grades or above at GCSE, along with a minimum grade 3/C in either English Language or Maths. As a prospective learner, you will also be asked to attend a media workshop where your skills will be assessed.
Units covered are:
**Please note: course content may be subject to change**
You will be assessed on coursework made up of practical work, research, essays, discussions and presentations.
Every unit achieved will be graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. If you don’t achieve a Pass in a unit, it will be graded unclassified. You must achieve at least a Pass for every unit to be awarded the qualification.
Two units will be assessed externally.
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
This course is an excellent platform for you to start working towards a gaming career. Provided you can demonstrate aptitude for this exciting subject by passing all the required units at Merit or Distinction level, and you have a grade 4/C in English and Maths, you could progress to a Level 3 course.
A company director who studied BTEC multimedia at Derby College is spearheading a key event showcasing ideas and innovation in the city. Helen Clark, 32, attended the former Wilmorton site on a two year course when she was just 16. She is now a director with city-based Clark CX, a website conversion rate optimisation consultancy, which was founded by her husband Pete. Helen said Derby College gave her a crucial insight into the workplace and the course was broad-based enough to allow her to choose in which direction she wanted to take her career. After college she took a graphic design degree in Norwich, which led to design roles in Bath, Mansfield and then Derby. Pete separately attended Derby College on an art foundation course, and Helen joined his business two years ago. They are now putting together TEDxDerby 2016 at QUAD on May 21. The event is a forum which will showcase creative and innovative ideas from speakers predominantly based in, or connected, to Derby.
Helen said: "The BTEC course was like an introduction to the real world and how people work in the industry. We covered a wide range from illustration to graphic design and video work, which helped me to decide which field I wanted to go into."