Get ahead of the fast-evolving esports and livestreaming industries. Join this Esports & Livestreaming degree and learn from experts across esports, media communications, business and games, gaining contextual knowledge, experience and skills. You’ll collaborate with students across the University to broadcast real matches, as well as experimenting with independent content creation. On this Esports degree, you’ll also consider the ethical, professional, and cultural concerns facing modern esports and master the promotional skills needed to stand out in this competitive field. You will: Learn how to set up professional livestreams to broadcast and mediate esports matches Build a working knowledge of different media production methods, including streaming protocols Develop a well-rounded appreciation for the contemporary ethical, professional, and cultural concerns facing modern esports Evaluate the production of livestreamed content to meet the needs of the audience and learn how to innovate to maintain audience engagement Develop an understanding of brand management, promotion and public relations and how these relate to esports production
With an emphasis on learning through collaborative experiences, you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills to set up a professional live streaming network and broadcast and mediate esports matches. You'll delve into the theories and contexts of esports, develop strategic planning knowhow, learn end-to-end production skills and explore branding, marketing and promotion, as well as gaining an understanding of the financial, legal and ethical considerations of the industry. Year One: In year one, you'll gain a solid practical and theoretical foundation in the field of esports. You'll learn about the basic context in which esports are streamed, gain an understanding of the whole delivery process from start to finish, discover the roles that work together to make a project happen and explore team-working methodologies. You'll also get an introduction to digital media and creative marketing processes. Modules Development Foundations Livestreaming Tools Digital Creativity Data Fundamentals Multidisciplinary Teamwork Esports Production Year Two: In year two of this Esports degree, your growing knowledge and skills will be put to the test with practical projects. You'll define and execute a solo esports, livestreaming or content creation project and work in a team to respond to a project brief. You'll consider the game-specific factors that impact spectator experience, encounter the legal, regulatory, financial and ethical considerations for running an esports business and develop an understanding of branding and promotion. Modules Legal and Financial Management in the Experience Sector Individual Esports Project Media Lab Esports Event Esports Studies Year Three: The final year of your Esports & Livestreaming degree is all about preparing for industry. You'll gain vital entrepreneurial know-how and finesse your practical skills by doing it for real. Working in a team, you'll deliver a large-scale, long-term esports event management project, which you'll present at the end of year show. To support this practical project, you'll write an extended essay based on a specific game and/or esports research topic. Teaching is geared around developing your professional practice and portfolio, helping you to build contacts and support your transition to employment, potentially including the creation of your own company. Modules Professional Portfolio Future Skills Esports Live Performance Future of Games Major collaboration The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.
You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including: Short-form theory essays Business cases Group and solo practical projects
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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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/
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