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Course summary

Are you passionate about the world of video games? Do you dream of creating immersive and engaging gaming experiences for players around the world? Then look no further than the Computer Games Design and Animation course at Staffordshire University. Our cutting-edge program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the fast-paced and constantly evolving world of game development. Through a combination of hands-on practical work and in-depth theoretical study, you'll learn the ins and outs of game design, animation, programming, and more.

Modules

The foundation year introduces gives you your first experience of studying games in an academic environment. You will learn the foundations of games design and the use of games engines, whilst also building your first 3D assets. In the third semester, you will apply what you have learned in the first 2 semesters by working with other Foundation students on a collaborative project. Level 4 of your course will introduce you to further games design principles, the use of games engines in the creation of games, the creation of game-ready 3D assets, and the animation of game assets, all using industry-standard approaches and software. In your second year, you will be able to choose from a range of modules that cover various topics such as environment modelling, character modelling, lighting, hand-keyed animation, hard-surface modelling, cinematics, and using animations in a games engine. Alongside this, you will also work in a collaborative environment with fellow students to create a game product. In level 6, you will round out these core skills by studying further advanced topics such as visual effects in a games engines, and the use of emergent, cutting-edge tools. You will work with other final year students in leading a collaborative effort with level 5 students in the creation of a further game product.

Assessment method

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I652
Institution code:
S72
Campus name:
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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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
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 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 Games Design with Animation (with a Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS