The BA Honours Digital Graphics for Games Production degree provides an ideal opportunity to explore the technical skills and software associated with digital design, animation and games production. You'll also explore how these subjects and associated skills are converging in industries at the cutting edge of global collaborative technologies. This award is validated by The Open University . About the course In years one and two, students combine theoretical work and assessments with modules that clearly focus on the understanding of production processes associated with digital and games-based design. Students will have some opportunity to choose modules that reflect their interests and career aspirations whilst still ensuring they have a clear understanding of skillsets that will allow them to succeed in the wider industries. Year three provides the opportunity to show academic understanding with a dissertation whilst also analysing what skill sets they need to improve to meet practical and software based understanding needed in the industry through the completion of a module in Advanced skills in Digital Design. Finally, students undertake an independently planned and managed production project to demonstrate their skills to potential employers. The BA in Digital Graphics for Games Production is taught at our ultra-modern City Hub campus providing access to professional equipment, studio spaces and Adobe Creative Suite along with other relevant software. You will also have numerous opportunities to engage with other students preparing to get into the creative industries and work in response to industry briefs. What you will cover: Year 1 (Level 4) modules: -visual imagery -stories in games and interactive media -interactive design -games asset creation Year 2 (Level 5) modules: -graphics for apps and games -animation production And choose two from: -games asset production -app development -3D production or -coding for games production Year 3 (Level 6) modules: -dissertation -advanced skills in interactive design -independent project Assessment A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are used: including case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review, time-constrained assessments and presentations. There are no examinations. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2024-25 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Qualification awarded Level 6 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Digital Graphics for Games Production - awarded by The Open University. Progression and careers Digital Media has employability at its core, with extensive industry links and live professional projects. Employers highly value multi-skilled creatives, with the visual communication skills necessary to produce effective campaigns across all digital media for a variety of audiences. Through our industry links, we have achieved a very high graduate employability rate. This programme also provides an ideal base from which to go on to postgraduate study.
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
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants for entry to Year 2 are required to have passed (or expect to achieve) 120 academic credits from undergraduate study in a related subject area.
Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
English Language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
City Campus, The Adams Building
The Lace Market
Course contact details
0115 838 0610
The University Centre Team
0115 838 0610