The global games industry is booming and was worth £100 billion in 2018, and there are an estimated 20 million gamers in the UK alone. With developments in technology in areas such as virtual reality, the opportunities to work in this exciting industry are only expected to increase in the years ahead. Transform your passion for gaming into a career by gaining the skills you will need to produce games and animations. The ethos of this course is to develop individuals who can respond creatively to commercial challenges, and who are able to pitch and promote their ideas and work independently and collaboratively to realise them. This means you will gain an understanding of the key theories and creative and technical skills underpinning the disciplines, explore the markets and ethical considerations relevant to your areas of professional interest, and produce your own games and animations. Whether you want to develop your practice in mobile, PC, console, VR or multiplatform games production, or finesse your skills in animation, the vocational focus of this course can help you break into the sector you are interested in. As well as incorporating industry standards throughout, it is taught by active practitioners and visiting experts. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement during the course.
Year 1: Understanding Animation for Production – 30 credits Understanding Art for Production – 30 credits Understanding Games Development – 30 credits Understanding the Games and Animation Industries – 30 credits Year 2: Creative Collaborative Production – 30 credits Creative Independent Production – 30 credits Games and Animation for Cultural and Ethical Awareness – 30 credits Wider Professional Practice - 30 credits Year 3: Pitching to Industry - 30 credits Professional Practice - 30 credits Specialist Collaborative Production - 30 credits Specialist Independent Production - 30 credits
Assessment is via a combination of practical projects and course work, and a work placement element totalling 60 hours over the duration of the course.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants who have qualifications that are not listed, but have considerable experience in the sector, may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with a level 5 qualification such as HND, Foundation Degree, or equivalent can be considered for 3rd year entry.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8900||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8900||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8900||Year 1|