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Computer Games Development

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Course overview

Course Code 6M20496 CI062CL
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The games development sector demands a range of skills across the creative, technical and commercial domains. As well as the obvious technical skills, success for games developers also relies on an ability to manage and market their projects therefore the so-called soft skills within the multidisciplinary environment of the games sector are also needed. These include project management capabilities, team-working, problem solving, and communication skills. This course will assist learners to develop these technical, personal and interpersonal skills through the activities and projects taught as part of the course curriculum. These include 2D and 3D games development through multiple platforms, 3D modelling and animation, games programming, web and internet technology and professional portfolio development.

What will you Study?

The games development sector demands a range of skills across the creative, technical and commercial domains. As well as the obvious technical skills, success for games developers also relies on an ability to manage and market their projects therefore the so-called soft skills within the multidisciplinary environment of the games sector are also needed. These include project management capabilities, team-working, problem solving, and communication skills.

This course will assist learners to develop these technical, personal and interpersonal skills through the activities and projects taught as part of the course curriculum. These include 2D and 3D games development through multiple platforms, 3D modelling and animation, games programming, web and internet technology and professional portfolio development.

Communications 6N1950
Digital Imaging 6N3727

Project Management 6N4090

Web Authoring 6N2532

Multimedia Sound 6N4525

Graphics & Animation 6N4979

Graphical User Interface Programming 6N0736

Multimedia Technology 6N4514
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Multimedia Technical Manager   Web / Scrum Master  
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IT Consultant   Big Data Specialist  
IT Security Specialist   Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist  
Technical Architect - Data   Data Analyst  
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IT Project Manager   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Computer Programmer  
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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Computers & ICT
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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