Do you want a career in games and the digital entertainment industries? Do you want to study in the region that’s home to Cooperative Innovations, Red Kite Games, Rockstar, XR Games and Team 17? Games is the UK’s biggest entertainment industry and gamification benefits many other sectors. Interactive digital experiences from consoles and virtual reality (VR) to Smart TVs and mobile phones are embedded in our everyday lives. This course, developed with games employers, will equip you with the creative, technical and soft skills necessary to thrive in this exciting and evolving environment. We’ll teach you how to design and create characters, objects and environments using 2D and 3D software and 3D games engines. You’ll learn user-centred design, working individually and in creative teams with other students. The course will help build your understanding of core stages in the digital design pipeline and enable you to develop the skills needed to become a successful digital designer. You’ll increase your technical fluency in a range of professional software, and engage with narrative, considering how interactivity can offer different forms of storytelling. You will learn about the wide-ranging impact of video games on society and never forget the fun in making games. This degree will enable you to both design your own projects and also deliver industry briefs. We place emphasis on creativity and design outputs and equipping you with the knowledge needed to solve problems and make informed decisions as you develop your games design portfolio. Professional work placements and employer commissions are embedded in your degree and allow you to gain valuable experience and increase your understanding of global creative and games industries. By the time you graduate, you’ll have had the chance to develop as a confident games designer with the ability to design and prototype entertaining and meaningful creative digital and interactive experiences. Professional work placements We have established links with digital and screen media employers across the region. You could undertake your placement in a wide variety of organisations across the games and digital entertainment industries. This may include games development and design companies, museums, creative marketing companies and digital agencies. Graduate opportunities Graduates from this course will have the knowledge and understanding needed to get graduate-level employment in the games and digital design sector. Career opportunities also exist in research and development companies, other screen industries such as VFX and motion graphics or providing your skills to others through freelance work or self-employment.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Games Design Essentials; Why Video Games Matter; Narrative Design; Professional Development; Game Development Principles; Interactive Storytelling; Games Studio; Applied AI for Games Design; Immersive Games Design.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.