Game Development: Design with Integrated Foundation Year at Falmouth University - UCAS

Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Game Development: Design with Integrated Foundation Year

Course summary

Develop your skills by entering the creative industries on an Integrated Foundation Year degree. If you’re interested in taking on a new subject that you’ve not had the opportunity to study in depth before, or have been out of education for a while, then our Integrated Foundation Year courses might be for you. These four-year courses include an introductory year to help you build the core skills needed for specialist degree-level study. This is a chance for you to let your imagination run wild and explore your creativity, expand your professional skills and develop enhanced subject knowledge in the domain you want to study. We’ll help nurture your expertise in problem solving, risk-taking, designing and making as you develop your abilities through five core modules. After your foundation year, you’ll have a deeper knowledge of your subject, a clear understanding of your strengths, a developed practical and technical skill set and the confidence to excel in your chosen degree subject when you join other students for the rest of your course. We’re ranked as the number one university for game design in England (Princeton Review, 2023), and we take that accolade very seriously. On this Game Development degree, you’ll establish your specialism within the field, gaining industry-level technical, creative and professional skills within an environment that mirrors a real games development studio. You’ll also work as you might in industry, learning to communicate and collaborate effectively as you operate in multi-skilled teams to develop your own games from the outset. You will: Develop technical, design thinking and production skills in your chosen specialism. Learn teamwork, leadership and project management skills through a variety of learning environments. Develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills through the development of unique and innovative projects. Complete your chosen degree over a four-year period. Build your own games from day one and have the opportunity to establish your own company in your third year Work in one of the largest and best-equipped dedicated game-making spaces of any university in the UK Learn in a department dedicated to gaming and be surrounded by people working in all aspects of the industry Develop a multidisciplinary approach, using Unity and Unreal to touch upon all aspects of game creation Showcase your work to industry leaders through our annual Games Expo and gain professional insights via guest lecturers Have the flexibility to change your area of specialism based on your skills and interests

Modules

In your foundation year, you'll study five core modules: three short modules in the first study block and two in the second (one short, one long). These are all designed to help you explore the foundational elements of both creative practice and your chosen specialism. You'll gain relevant technical skills, learn to experiment and take risks, develop an understanding of professional practice, have opportunities to work across disciplines and collaborate with other students on live project briefs. After your foundation year, you'll have a deeper knowledge of your subject, a clear understanding of your strengths, a developed practical and technical skillset and the confidence to excel in your chosen degree subject when you join other students for the rest of your course. Modules: Explore Technique Apply Industry Launch Your specialism: Prototype and implement the rules, systems, puzzles and levels that shape player experience, iteratively testing and refining them. From module information to course aims and assessment criteria, you can discover the full course details on our course web page. As part of our process of continuous improvement, we routinely review course content to ensure that all our students benefit from a high-quality and rewarding academic experience. As such, there may be some changes made to your course which are not immediately reflected in the content displayed on our website. Any students affected will be informed of any changes made directly.

Assessment method

Foundation Year assessments are 100% coursework based. Assessment will take place at the end of each module, and you'll get feedback and evaluation throughout the year. You'll be assessed through visual, verbal and written assignments, including your portfolio and a reflective journal. In your foundation year all assessments are pass/fail to encourage students to take risks and engage with the feedback provided. Progressing in your specialism Students studying on courses with an Integrated Foundation Year must successfully complete and pass all foundation modules before they can progress to the next stage of their course. Your specialism 100% of your assessment will be coursework. Designed to mirror industry practice, students are continuously assessed on group projects through a group working strategy. Further assessment methods could include: Game making Visual verbal and written assignments Portfolio of project work


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FY28
Institution code:
F33
Campus name:
Penryn Campus
Campus code:
P

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISEA minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic55A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

English language support at Falmouth

https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/international/english-language-support


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Game Development: Design with Integrated Foundation Year at Falmouth University - UCAS