Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Falmouth University

Games Design for Industry (top up)

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Course summary

This 1 year, full time, innovative and exciting new games programme has been designed to allow students from the HND or an appropriate Foundation Degree (and others where appropriate) to progress to an Honours Degree to develop an independent, autonomous practice, but with skills and attributes to be part of any team within any typical games design studio. This programme aims to facilitate and equip graduates with the expertise, enthusiasm and flexibility for a future in developing games and their content. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship, team management and the techniques and skills needed by the games industry to get you that dream job, or to start your own independent games company. Tutors will facilitate your independent research into advanced game design skills and techniques reflecting your particular specialism throughout the programme. Team production of prototypes will be explored, as well as methods to improve immersion, narrative and visual impact. You will be encouraged to investigate design innovations such as virtual reality, to develop new methods of enhancing gameplay, whilst receiving career and business advice specifically tailored to your individual aspirations. Visits to games festivals such as EGX Rezzed will also inform student practice. You will be encouraged to work creatively and professionally to design and communicate concepts through visuals, prototypes, 3D/2D game assets, game design documents, pitches and presentations often to professionals within the industry. You will use industry standard software such as Autodesk (3D Studio Max, Maya and Mudbox etc), the full Adobe Master collection, UE4 and others. You will also have access to VR headsets, excellent sound labs, video cameras, Kinect cameras and blue/green screens etc. *Possible Progression (subject to availability) *– Cert Ed or PGCE at Camborne or St Austell – Masters Level programmes at other institutions *Possible Careers *– Games Designer or Developer – 3D Animator or Modeller – Character Designer – Environment Artist – Lead Designer or Animator – Animator for Film and Television – Level Designer – Gameplay Programmer – Concept Artist – Narrative Artist – Visual FX This is a full-time course; typically, students should expect to spend 35 – 40 hours per week on a combination of taught and self-directed study. Each module is delivered over a 15-week Study Block, which typically comprises 12 weeks of learning and teaching, and 3 weeks of assessment and feedback Students will engage in a variety of learning activities, including lectures, seminars, private and group tutorials, specialist workshops.

Course details

Modules

Indicative Modules: - Game Worlds, Innovation and Production Honours Team Project 1 Honours Team Project 2 Commercial Games Practice & Enterprise.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
381P
Institution code:
C78
Campus name:
Cornwall College Camborne
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We can accept applications from UK/EU nationals who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

240 credits with 120 at level 5 from a relevant Foundation Degree, HND, or equivalent in an appropriate subject. All qualifications and subject grades will be considered on an individual basis. HND qualifications may require additional bridging modules.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cornwall.ac.uk

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8600 Year 1
England £8600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8600 Year 1
Scotland £8600 Year 1
Wales £8600 Year 1
International £9950 Year 1
Channel Islands £9950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Games Design for Industry (top up) at Cornwall College - UCAS