Year 0 in games development encourages creativity, imagination and new ways of making, thinking and documenting. If you are not quite ready for year one of our three year undergraduate degree then this course is for you. Year 0 in games development is not a standalone course, it is the first stage of a full bachelor’s degree and once successfully completed you will be able to progress smoothly into our BA (Hons) Games Development. Throughout the course, you'll have access to industry opportunities and engage in well-defined industry skillsets. You'll learn game engine technologies, scripting, production methodologies, game design fundamentals, and team working. You'll also gain a conceptual understanding of the range and skills involved in animation and games development, with the chance to specialize in one of the core disciplines: games art, technical design, or design & production. The course is designed using a Universal Design for Learning framework, making it accessible for all students. You'll have multiple options for engagement, representation, and action and expression, allowing you to learn in the way that suits you best. What sets this course apart is the "games first" approach, which puts making at the center of teaching. You'll have the chance to engage with wider elements of games culture and practice, encouraging creative and innovative outcomes to a broad range of industry briefs. Join us and develop your own practice in a supportive and critical environment, with a focus on team building and self-efficacy. Why study this course?
- Games-first approach, putting making at the centre of teaching
- Truly understand the needs and desires of computer games players
- Flexibility to specialise in your favourite games development discipline
- Build a critical language and understanding of games development
- Develop a diverse understanding of games technologies.
You'll explore game engine technologies, games culture and practice, game design fundamentals, work with a range of briefs across tabletop, mobile, console and computer, explore different roles within the industry and how gaming stories are told and delivered. For more information, please visit the course page on our website.
You will be continually assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods including games development, blogs, reports presentations, and evidence of experimentation and research. Each module has a Formative and a Summative assessment point, where feedback and advice are provided to develop and complete projects and a final grade is awarded. For more information, please visit our website.
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
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
Students will also be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent (including English) .
Additional entry requirements
Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/
You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.
English language requirements
|IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
|TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
|PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
|Trinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.
Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]
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Fees and funding
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