Level 1 Game Development (DTG101)

DTG101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Tennent

Don't just play games - create them! 

In this course you will explore a new digital game development platform and learn a range of programming techniques in that environment, eg. variables, conditions, loops, sprites. You will research existing games and develop a proposal for your own original game.

Then you will apply the design process to develop a game design that is fit for purpose. You develop the game through an iterative process of decomposition, trialing and testing the individual components, so that it's a really high quality outcome. 

You will also learn about Human Computer Interaction (HCI). You'll evaluate user interfaces and learn how to create the ultimate user-friendly digital experience. 

WATCH:

How Shigeru Miyamoto designed Super Mario:

The User Experience(UX) behind Fornite:

The power of games to drive social impact:





Pathway

Level 2 Digital Media (DTM202), Level 3 Communication English - Keeping it Real (COM303)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$10 Print Credit


Recommended Prior Learning

Preferably have completed Year 10 DTC or Year 10 DVC


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91877 v1 Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91878 v1 Digital Technologies 1.2 - Develop a design for a digital outcome
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91880 v1 Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91883 v1 Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
1
I
4
A.S. 91884 v1 Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 91886 v1 Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
1
E
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

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