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Computer Game Design & Development

Course Code(s):  5M0529
QQI Award Code:  5M0529 Software Development
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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St. John's Central College

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Course overview

Course Code 5M0529
QQI Award Code 5M0529 Software Development
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The games industry is one of the largest in the world currently out -rossing the music and film industry in the UK. This course is aimed at computer games enthusiasts who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer games industry. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer game development and will also learn how ideas can be transformed and conveyed through computer graphics and storyboarding techniques.

What will you Study?

Object Oriented Programming
Software Architecture 5N2772
Programming and Design Principles 5N2927
Games Analysis and Design
3D Computer Graphics
Computer Graphics
Mathematics
Drawing 5N1862
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
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Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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5M0529

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Digital Media Content Manager   Animator  
CAD Technician   Digital Media Designer  
Data Scientist   ICT Staff - EU  
Network Administrator   Network Engineer  
Web Editor   Software Production Co-ordinator  
Web Designer / Developer   Database Administrator  
Games Designer   Android /iOS App Developer  
Multimedia Technical Manager   Web/Scrum Master  
Multimedia Producer   Multimedia Developer  
Multimedia Designer   IT Consultant  
Games Tester   Geographical Information Systems Technicians  
Computer Scientist   Technical Architect - Data  
Games Programmer   Big Data Specialist  
IT Security Specialist   Software Developer / Architect  
Test Lead - Software   Data Analyst  
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist   Computer Programmer  
Engineer - Software   IT Project Manager  
IT Manager   Engineer - Computer Hardware  
Computer Systems Analyst   Computer System Administrator  
Computer Systems Technician   Forensic Computer Analyst  
Software Localisation   Multimedia Writer  
Data Virtualisation / Cloud Specialist   Computer / IT Support Specialist  
Computer Assembly Technician   Computer Trainer/Instructor  
IT Trainer   Engineer - Electronic  
Engineer - Telecommunications   Producer  
Choreographer   Composer (Music)  
Director - TV/Film   Screenwriter  
Lighting Technician   Cartoonist  
Theatre/Television Designer   Production Designer - TV/Film  
Sound Engineer   Dancer  
Musician   Pyrotechnician  
Performing Artist   Stage Manager  
Piano Tuner    

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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