SAQA ID: 93930 | HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN GAME GRAPHICS AND MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT | NQF LEVEL 5: 152 CREDITS

This AACA online one-year practical course is designed for students who want a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills needed to work in the interactive media and computer game industries, or progress into an Advanced Certificate, Diploma or Degree programme. Students will develop skills and knowledge in design and layout to produce properly working games, using industry-standard applications such as Unity 3D, Blender 3D, Adobe Photoshop, Java Script and Microsoft Office, together with all the essential skills needed to create a game from the first idea to the working and publishing-ready product.

The course is designed with the same intensity and quality of our on-campus learning with the added flexibility of studying from anywhere in the world. Making use of the latest technologies in virtual learning, we able to deliver to you the experience that makes AACA the best. The lessons are delivered though our App and live online class lectures.

AACA understands the importance of practicals in the discpline of game graphics and multimedia entertainment, that’s why the lessons are integrated with guided-practicals, projects, quarterly masterclasses, and game production camps where the students all get together to create games. In addition, they connect, network and grow, under the supervision of industry professionals.

This course is perfect for anyone, young or old, student or employed who is passionate about the discpline of game graphics and multimedia entertainment.

COURSE INFO:
Course Start Date: 25/01/2021
Duration: One Year
Number of Lessons: +/- 80

Curriculum

The course is delivered in 4 cycles. Each cycle offers a unique approach and is designed to take the student through an exciting experience of mastering the tools, practices and terminology required to work in the interactive media and computer game industry, and gaining confidence to apply their skills from pre-press to post-press:

Receiving a brief, conceptualising a visual solution; presenting the ideas professionally through the use of concept writing, prototyping and planning the digital content needed for the production; executing a concept digitally through the use of and integration of the wide range of industry standard application programs; testing and analysing existing parts of the game for improvement of fun and use ability, and finally presenting the final works in a professional manner.

Students will be able to master the latest game creation technologies and developing and utilizing skills in creating game concepts for specific target groups and purposes acquired on the course. Students will be able to produce professional and motivating interactive experiences that can be published worldwide or used by their clients to sell or use them.

Requirements

a) Minimum Qualification Requirements
• ID or Valid Passport
• Proof of residence
• Grade 12 or Matric or Equivalent
• Curriculum Vitae
• Communication, Computer and Maths literacy.

b) Course Requirements
• Laptop
• Smartphone
• Internet connection

Modules:
• Game Theory.
• Game Design Concept Creation.
• 3D Modelling and Animation.
• Game Scripting.
• Game Engine Basics.
• Interface Layout and Design.
• Level Design and Balancing.

Certification

NQF Level 5 – Higher Certificate In Game Graphics And Multimedia Entertainment: 152 Credits
AACA certificate of completion
All your quarterly game production camp projects, as your showreel.

CAREER PATH

  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Artists
  • Sound designers
  • Programmers
  • Publishers
  • Game designer
  • Game developer
  • Character designer