Game Development Foundations
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT30115
The Game Development Foundations course will allow you to create 3D games using the powerful Unity 3D game engine. Students will be introduced to industry standard tools and techniques for game development.
The course covers:
- Use C# to develop games in Unity 3D
- Learn about game mechanics and how to implement them
- Create games faster as you learn rapid prototyping
- Explore Unity3D’s components and scripting to generate levels, special effects, user interface and game logic
- Import artwork assets for games
- Manage projects using version control and collaboration tools
- Successful completion awarded with Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and technology
This course is totally Government Funded for eligible students in Victoria. See more info under MELBOURNE below.
During the course you will develop two games and a web page to display them; the first game introduces you to development in Unity3D. The final production allows you, in small teams or individually, to create the concept, manage the scope, integrate art assets and test a game.
The project based modules ensure that you gain practical skills that can be used in game development beyond the course. Unity3D has plugins which export apps and games for IOS and Android mobile devices (additional software and licencing required).
The Game Development Foundations course is delivered face to face and also online, using Adobe Connect, allowing you see and interact in real time with your lecturer and class mates. You will be able to participate in group discussions and team work easily through a web browser. Each session will also be recorded allowing you to never miss a class discussion. You can also interact in class sessions from a variety of mobile platforms.
Successful completion of the course will allow you to continue to develop games and will build a portfolio for entry into AIE’s Advanced Diploma level courses.
Units of Competency
Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment
Create user documentation
Install and optimise operating system software
Run standard diagnostic tests
Review and maintain a website
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
Create a simple markup language document
Build simple websites using commercial programs
Produce digital images for the web
Author interactive sequences
Create visual design components
Identify and use current industry specific technology
Migrate to new technology
Design and apply simple textures to digital art
Apply introductory programming techniques
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