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Course summary

This Foundation degree is designed to develop your interest in Game Design and Development to a professional level, so that you will be able to work in the games industry, one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic sectors of employment in the world. At level 4, you will share three of the four modules with the FdA Game Art students. This enables you to learn the fundamentals of game design, rigging, animation, and 3D modelling. Your fourth module starts your specialisation with the fundamentals of game engines. At level 5, you will share three modules with the FdA Game Art programme (emergent technologies, work placement and advanced 3D modelling), and you will be delving deeper into game engines, user interfaces and game audio implementation. Your FdA Games Design and Development programme will enable you to specialise in modules focusing on the techniques, industry software and professional practices that will help you develop into being a game designer and or developer, ready to join the industry either at a studio or as a freelancer. The programme has also been designed to allow a degree of collaboration with other programmes, such as the Media Production courses and the successful Specialist Make-Up Design cluster. University Centre WISE  has also developed its own Games Studio, Get Kraken Games @UCWISE, which will give you varied opportunities to become part of real projects, further enhancing your specialist skills as well as your professionalism and interpersonal skills.  You can also extend this Foundation degree to a full Bachelor’s degree with us here at University Centre WISE, by “topping up” to our new one-year BA (Hons) in Game Art and Production (Level 6). If you love playing sport, you could continue to play at an elite level whilst studying. Our well-structured Sports Academy programmes delivered by professional coaches providing training, strength and conditioning, sports therapy and some of the best sporting facilities in the South West of England, at our WISE campus in Bristol. To apply please copy and paste the link below into a browser and complete the application form: Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Game Designer • Game Developer • Game Producer • 3D Modeller • Technical Artist • UI/UX Designer • Level Designer/Editor • Q/A Tester


Level 4 Modules Creative Design, Development & Production Techniques for Video Games 30 Introduction to Animation and Rigging in Video Games 30 Introduction to 3D Modelling and Game Graphics 30 Fundamentals of Game Engines Level 5 Modules User Interface for Video Games 15 Emergent Technology 15 Extended 3D Modelling, Sculpting, Lighting and Rendering 30 Extended Game Engines 30 Sector Based Work Placement 15 Audio for Video Games

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments and presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Please submit a transcript of modules to be considered for year 2

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

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English language requirements

If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7995 Year 1
Channel Islands £7995 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7995 Year 1
England £7995 Year 1
Scotland £7995 Year 1
Wales £7995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7995 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Computer Games Design and Development at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS