Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on an Integrated Foundation Year degree. Taught over four years, these courses include an introductory year to build a solid foundation before you go on to specialise in your chosen subject at degree level. If you're interested in taking on a new subject, or have been out of education for a while, then our Integrated Foundation Year courses might just be for you. These four-year courses include an introductory year to help you build the core skills needed for 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. We'll help you nurture your expertise in problem solving, risk-taking, designing and making as you develop your abilities. Master game development skills while specialising in your chosen discipline. On this Game Development degree, you'll gain technical, creative and professional skills within an environment built to mirror a real games development studio. In preparation for a career in this ever-evolving industry, you’ll collaborate in multi-skilled teams to develop your own games from day one – learning how different specialisms work together, how to operate effectively within a team and how to develop the role you play. You'll be studying at the No. 1 university for game design in England according to the Princeton Review, 2023. 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 Go on to study your chosen course specialism at degree level 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 Engage with industry via our Guest Speaker programme and annual Games Expo Have the flexibility to change your area of specialism based on your skills and interests
Foundation Year: You'll study five core modules. These are all designed to help you explore the foundational elements of 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. Modules: Explore Technique Apply Industry Launch Your specialism: Get into teams from the start to learn core game art abilities, such as character and environment modelling, using industry-standard packages, processes and pipelines. From module information to course aims and assessment criteria, you can discover the full course details on our course web page.
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: Teamwork features heavily to reflect the industry. Game making is the primary form of assessment. Continuous assessment with no formal examinations. Visual, verbal and written assignments. Portfolio of project work.
How to apply
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Points of entry
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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
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
English language requirements
|An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
|A minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
|A 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
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Fees and funding
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