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Creative Media - Computer Games Design

Course Code(s):  5M5048 CI061CU
QQI Award Code:  5M5048 Creative Media
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5048 CI061CU
QQI Award Code 5M5048 Creative Media
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a firm foundation in computer games design. Students will gain the necessary knowledge and skills fundamental to the craft of games design. Although the emphasis of the course is on principles of design, the course does provides exposure to all aspects of games development from initial concept, to storyboard creation and from design right through to the development stage culminating in the design of fully functioning 2D and 3D games.

What will you Study?

Animation
Animation Drawing Studies
Communications 5N0690
3D Modelling and Animation
Design Skills
Games Analysis Design 5N1651
Image Processing 5N1292
Web Authoring 5N1910
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

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