University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Graphics for Games (with a placement year)

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Course summary

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Our four-year Graphics for Games sandwich degree focuses on the creative side of game development. It will give you the skills and contextual theory you need to start a career in this fast-growing industry. You’ll gain a strong grounding in:

  • Game level design and creation
  • Digital and physical concept art
  • 3D computer animation
  • Observational drawing
  • Digital motion capture
  • Image production and manipulation
You will learn how to generate and develop ideas and adopt a creative approach to your work. In the final year, you will undertake an individual project and major production project in a studio environment designed to replicate real-world and industry production processes. Our industry experienced team of academics and visiting industry experts will give you the tools you need to emerge a confident, creative well rounded professional. In your third year you can take a year’s placement in industry; an invaluable way to gain practical experience and build contacts. Alternatively, you can choose to study a year abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: 3D Character Modelling and Animation (core) Creative Industries — Foundations (core) Creativity and Imagination (core) History and Conventions of Computer Games (core) Introduction to 3D Computer Animation (core) Observational Drawing (core) Year 2: 3D Character Creation (core) Advanced Observational Drawing (core) Concept and Idea Development (core) Environment, Set and Prop Creation (core) Game Appreciation and Industry Analysis (core) Facial Modelling/Animation (option) Motion Capture (option) Year 4: Design For Industry (core) Individual Project (core) Professional Industry Profile (core) Facial Modelling/Animation (option) Motion Capture (option)

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W2I6
Institution code:
B56
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £19160* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Graphics for Games (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS