Game Development Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Begin an exciting exploration into the heart of game creation and development. Unlock the secrets behind the design, conceptualisation, and production of captivating video games. Elevate your passion for gaming into a profound understanding of the craft behind your favourite digital adventures.

Explore the rich history of game development, from ancient origins to today's sophisticated, immersive experiences.  We’ll also discuss how many game development professionals get their start and how development teams collaborate to fulfil a single overall vision of the game. Understand the hallmarks of professional success in the gaming industry.

Dive into the essence of mechanics, rules, and strategy. Our game development course illuminates the creative essence of game crafting, highlighting the critical roles of art, narrative, and music in producing enthralling gaming experiences. 

This online game development course equips you with the latest industry developments. Venture into the forefront of modern gaming, spanning console, PC, and mobile platforms, with a special focus on virtual reality's revolutionary impact.

Learn the significance of prototyping in transforming ideas into engaging prototypes through detailed algorithm development. Broaden your understanding across diverse game genres, grasping their unique characteristics. Gain insights into designing intricate characters and tackle the challenges of worldbuilding and player engagement within these digital realms.

By studying this course, you will learn about the following concepts:

  • The history of games and how they have evolved.
  • Fundamental game mechanics and rules.
  • The creative support required to develop games.
  • Programming and how technical teams collaborate.
  • The benefits and drawbacks of PC, mobile, and console gaming.
  • Prototyping and its role in the overall developmental process.
  • Different genres of video games and how they differ from one another.
  • Designing in-game worlds and building a consistent narrative.
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Defining Game Development
  • Part 2: The History of Games
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: Developing Game Concepts
  • Part 2: Purpose and Function
  • Part 3: Game Designers
  • Part 4: Game Developers
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: Game Artists
  • Part 2: Styles of Art
  • Part 3: Game Writers
  • Part 4: Voice and Music
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: Software Engineers
  • Part 2: Level Designers
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: Console Gaming
  • Part 2: PC Gaming and Mobile Apps
  • Part 3: Virtual Reality
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: Game Engines and Placeholders
  • Part 2: The Importance of Prototypes
  • Part 3: Exploring Key Stages in Game Development
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: Action-Adventure Games
  • Part 2: Simulations
  • Part 3: Specialised Games
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: Worldbuilding
  • Part 2: Combat
  • Part 3: Character Designs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: Ease of Play
  • Part 2: Story Quality
  • Part 3: Focus Groups and Testing
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: Developmental Steps
  • Part 2: Release to Manufacturing
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10: Assessment
  • Part 1: Godot Engine
  • Part 2: Developing the Game
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 11: Assesasment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This game development course is perfectly suited for aspiring game developers, passionate gamers seeking to understand the behind-the-scenes of their favourite titles, and professionals looking to transition into the gaming industry. It's ideal for creative individuals fascinated by game art, narrative, and music, as well as technical-minded people interested in programming and the collaborative aspects of game creation. 

Enthusiasts eager to explore the evolution of games, from their ancient roots to the cutting-edge of modern technology, will find this course particularly enlightening. It also caters to those curious about the strategic elements of game mechanics, worldbuilding, and the unique challenges and opportunities presented by different gaming platforms, including virtual reality.

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Accreditations

The Game Development Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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