Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Games Design for Industry

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Course summary

This skills-based programme meets the requirements of one of the fastest growing, dynamic and entrepreneurial sectors in the creative industries. Providing practical specialist knowledge to pursue a career in the game industry in paths such as an animation, level design, 3D modelling or concept art etc. Core artistic and technical skills will be developed to enable creation and building of games and content for a variety of platforms. You will gain an understanding of the broad areas of games development, ludology, VR, concept work, 3D modelling and animation, level creation, character design, motion capture, history, contextual and social issues, together with an overview of the more technical and creative aspects of the games design pipeline. Studies include formal lectures, practical workshops, trips to EGX Rezzed (London) and industry based assignments, exploring numerous aspects of digital gaming within a combined creative and technical framework; real-world tasks; creating real products through competitions, live client briefs and for the college’s own games design company; establishing a strong portfolio; web presence and showreel towards future employment. The experience is relevant and realistic. Assessment includes coursework, portfolios, pitches and digital work. Communicating concepts through visuals, prototypes, 3D/2D game assets, documentation and the ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems is central. You will also have access to industry standard software and hardware such as Autodesk (3D Studio Max, Maya, Mudbox etc), UE4, Oculus Rifts and a wide range of audio visual equipment. Possible Progression (subject to availability) BA (Hons) Games Design for Industry (top-up) at Camborne Possible Careers – Games Designer or Developer – 3D Animator or Modeller – Character Designer – Environment Artist – Lead Designer or Animator – Animator for Film and Television – Level Designer – Gameplay Programmer – Concept Artist – Narrative Artist

Course details


Indicative Module Year 1: - Computer Games Studies & Research - Pre-production Design & Computer Game Concept Art - 2D Digital Graphics & Texturing for Computer Games - 3D Modelling & Animation for Computer Games - Animation Principles - 3D Computer Games Engines & Asset Creation. Indicative Module Year 2: - Subject Specialism Project - 3D Cut Sequence Design & Digital Audio for Games - 3D Character Animation & Motion Capture for Computer Games - Level Design & Production for Computer Games - Professional Practice - Games Design & Development Project.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Cornwall College Camborne
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8600 Year 1
England £8600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8600 Year 1
Scotland £8600 Year 1
Wales £8600 Year 1
International £9950 Year 1
Channel Islands £9950 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Games Design for Industry at Cornwall College - UCAS