Video Game Design

Course code: FTCH007

For those enthusiastic about gaming, this video game design course is an exciting course to get young minds working...

  • Ideal for learning more about a hobby or extra curricular home education
  • Learn to design and create very own video game!
  • Games you can play on the web or your smartphone
  • Great first step into the world of coding
  • Will need own laptop or PC ideally MacOs 10.12 or Windows 7 and a keyboard
  • Learning through videos, online activities and informal quizzes
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

Put your gaming experience and imagination into action, developing an original game that you can fully play and show to family and friends. This is a course for all abilities and ages.

The fundamentals covered in Video Game Design are a great first step into the world of coding. Students are introduced to object-oriented programming, and a behaviour-based logic system – applying behaviours and attributions, testing, debugging and fine-tuning products – that comprises a core component of computer science and is familiar to any programmer. This is a rich course and one of our most popular, and many kids take it more than once to develop their skills even further.  

Course Duration

Unlimited.

Course Outcome

Kids will have created their very own video game and can share and access anywhere.

Entry Requirements

This course is available for anyone however it is ideal for those between the ages of 9-12. Access to recent laptop / computer.

Assessment

Informal quiz.

Course content
Extra info

Course requirements

There are a number of requirements needed before you or your child enrol onto this course. It is recommended that students are between 9-12 years old.

Computer requirements

A basic laptop from the last five years will be sufficient. You will need to have your own device in order to connect to our online learning platform. We recommend the following PCs are suitable.

MacOS
– MacOs 10.12 or later
– All intel based Macbooks and iMacs since 2015
– 8GB RAM
– Min 1GB available storage

Windows Device
– Windows 7 or later
– Using Intels i3 (i5 recommended) since 2013
– 8GB RAM
– Min 1gb storage space available

Internet speed

– 15mbps connection or better is recommended.

For reference, if you can stream YouTube videos full screen without buffering and it looks good then you’re good to go!

Study Method

This course will be studied through distance learning online. Learn when and wherever you can, as long as you have access to internet. All of the course will be available online, so receiving your materials is easy.

Students will work independently at their own pace through learning materials and assignments, and will also receive tutor support via email and telephone.

Assessment

All of the course is housed on an online learning platform. There are a number of tasks to complete and an informal quiz to test skills learnt.

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, students have created their own game which they can play themselves and share with others! Once they have finished the course, their profile with XP (Experience Points) will be sent by email.

Q&As

Lead Teachers have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by course Instructors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science and Engineering students.
All our instructors undergo in-person training in the curriculum of the course they are teaching and in Child Safety Policies. We select our tutors on technical expertise but also for great communication skills and a real passion for their subject.

A basic laptop from the last 5 years will be sufficient. You will need to have
your own device in order to connect to our online learning platform. We recommend the
following PCs are suitable:
● MacOS
○ MacOS 10.12 or later
○ All intel based Macbooks and iMacs since 2015
○ 8GB RAM
○ min 1GB available storage
○ webcam
● Windows Device
○ Windows 7 or later
○ Using Intel i3 (i5 recommended) since 2013
○ 8GB RAM
○ Min 1gb storage space available
○ webcam

If you do not have a computer that meets the computer requirements, we can provide a
cloud-based solution for most courses. This will give you access to a high-spec computer
via the cloud, meaning you simply use a very basic device that can access the internet and has a screen, keyboard and mouse.
Internet speed of 15mbps connection or better is recommended. If you can stream YouTube videos full screen without buffering and it looks good then you’re good to go!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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