Pearson International BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Digital Technologies (Games and Animations)

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Geared towards those passionate about crafting interactive digital experiences, this program centres on game and animation creation. Students delve into game design, animation techniques, virtual reality, and interactive storytelling. Covering artistic and technical facets like 3D modelling, game mechanics, and programming, graduates are prepared for careers in gaming, animation, virtual reality, and related fields emphasizing digital storytelling and interactive media.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement:
Grade 12 High school Certificate with Pass Grade or Level 3 Vocational qualification in the relevant field.

English Language Requirement:
Non-native English speakers and who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Study Plan

  • Total guided learning hours = 960 hours 
  • Total qualification time = 2, 400 hours Requires 240 credits, of which 
  • 120 credits are at Level 5 (7 units) and 120 credits are at Level 4 (8 units) 
  • Mix of core, specialist, and optional units, totaling 240 credits
Year 1Year 2
ProgrammingBusiness Intelligence
NetworkingInternet of Things
Professional Practice Emerging Technologies
Database Design & Development 3D Sculpting for Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR)
Big Data & Visualisation Advanced Rendering & Visualisation
Cloud FundamentalsAdvanced Animation
Principles of AnimationDigital Sustainability
Game Development Work-based Learning in the Digital Economy


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Career Opportunities

  • Game Developer
  • Animator
  • Game Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • UI/UX Designer
  • Game Tester/QA Analyst
  • Concept Artist
  • Sound Designer
  • Technical Artist
  • Producer/Project Manager
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Developer
  • Game Writer/Narrative Designer
Market Growth Rate
18 %

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