COMPUTER game enthusiasts can enjoy an action-packed course at James Watt College this autumn.
Places are still available on the college’s National Certificate and Higher National Certificate in Computer Games Development. These offer the opportunity to gain entry to the rapidly developing computer games industry in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
With the gaming industry developing at a blistering pace, the course equips students with the vital tools to work in the sector. Up to the minute programming techniques are backed up with renowned programming languages. The course offers a diverse curriculum including creative aspects like 3D modelling and animation as well as calculus and project management modules.
The course will help students land coveted industry roles, including developer, level designer, character artist, animator and modeller. The qualification can also lead to general software development roles.
Computer Gaming course leader Steve McCabe said: “The innovative one year introductory NC leads you on to the HNC where you use a structured programming approach to create 2D games. This progresses on to the HNC/D where 3D graphics are used and an object-oriented programming approach is applied; completion of this qualification can then take you on to a university degree. These courses allow you to gain a valuable understanding of programming and games design in a challenging but fun way. Games technology is used in many diverse industries today such as leisure, medical, military, education, and scientific research to name just a few.
“There are different entry levels dependent on your prior experience and academic background. Wherever you start we are here to encourage you to reach your full potential.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about the Computer Games Development courses available should visit www.jameswatt.ac.uk or telephone 01475 724433 for more details.