Games and Animation Production at University Centre Weston - UCAS

University Centre Weston

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Games and Animation Production

Course summary

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 alongside studies in other creative and professional disciplines. 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. You will also undertake a work placement relevant to your career plans.


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 method

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 a Foundation Degree, HND. or HTQ can be considered for 3rd year entry.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8900 Year 1
Scotland £8900 Year 1
Wales £8900 Year 1
Channel Islands £8900 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8900 Year 1
EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Games and Animation Production at University Centre Weston - UCAS