Computer Gameplay Design and Production with a Foundation Year at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Computer Gameplay Design and Production with a Foundation Year

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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If you love the idea of developing exciting and experimental games, this degree may be for you. It's ideal if you're interested in a career as a games designer. this course was built with the role of a core games designer or gameplay designer in mind. You’ll focus on scripting in game engines to allow you to take ideas from concept to a playable prototype. Exploring some of the fundamental ideas underpinning modern games, you’ll develop fun, exciting and experimental concepts. Our academics come from a variety of backgrounds, including fine art, games design, interactive media technology, simulation and mathematical modelling. They’ve worked in gaming at all levels and the course leader, Nia Wearn, was listed as one of the UK’s top 100 most influential women in the industry. We have a state-of-the-art games design studio and we have excellent links to influential organisations in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to network with these companies and build contacts for your future career. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (Foundation Year) (Core) Game Theory and Mechanics, Photoshop for Games and Animation, Introductory Modelling and rendering, 2D Games Engines Year 2 (Core) Introduction to 3D Game Engines, Introduction to Games Design, Fundamentals of Gameplay Year 3 (Core) Junior Collaborative Game Development and Testing, Advanced 3D Games Engines and Scripting, Gameplay Applications. Year 4 (Core) Senior Collaborative Game Development and Testing, Individual Games Technology Project, Individual Games Technology Portfolio.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeG466
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points
A level AE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 48 UCAS points
AS AE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* - PP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - P
Extended Project A* - E
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H6, H6, H6, H6
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* - PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma D*D*, PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma D*D*, PP
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D* - P
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate D* - P

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Computer Gameplay Design and Production with a Foundation Year at Staffordshire University - UCAS