Games Design at College of Esports - UCAS

College of Esports

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University College of Osteopathy

Games Design

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Course summary

The College of Esports is a new boutique university-level institution for a modern world:

  • A world first in higher education dedicated to the world of esports and gaming
  • Exclusive Higher Education Partnership with British Esports Federation
  • An iconic campus set within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • Our TRI-Curriculum
WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? The UK games sector is the largest in Europe and the sector is rapidly growing. Ukie’s annual consumer market valuation showed in 2020 the overall UK games market grew a staggering 30% from the previous year to reach a record £7bn in consumer spend. The Games industry is a highly skills-based industry seeking graduate employment. A typical games studio will have 80 per cent of staff qualified to degree level or above. Not only have you the opportunity to design games for the wider games industry, but specifically with the partnership with the British Esports Federation and its network to focus part of the course in the design and development of esports games The aims of this course are: • To prepare you for a career in the global games or esports industry with the skills of enquiry, within an evidence-based practice-led, knowledge applied interdisciplinary curriculum and performative research framework. • To prepare you with the competencies needed to adapt and thrive in life’s continuously changing environments, employment and an increasingly diverse global society. • To prepare your moral and ethical compass through opportunities to reflect personally and professionally, make an active contribution as global citizens. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: • To demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of games production workflows in games design, art and engines areas • To demonstrate industry level competencies in games documentation and project management skills • To demonstrate the ability to understand players and player communities to create marketable games • To develop leadership skills in the production of games • To further the field in understanding what it takes to create compelling esports games Degree Content & Learning Approach: Your study areas in your first year such as Games Design and Production, 3D Modelling, the Unreal Games Engine will give the ability to appreciate the fundamental workflows in all areas of games production. In your second year you will work in a multidisciplinary team alongside the Games Art and Games Development Students as the junior games designer and producer to produce a game. Plus, Gamification and Gameplay and Game Balancing, which further your competencies in games design. Your Final Year Project allows you to demonstrate the area you have most passion for and to take this to a deeper level of knowledge and understanding. Level 6 will also challenge and hone your leadership skills as you act as senior games designer and producers in the Senior Games Development: Pre-Production and Senior Games Development: Production units for second year students. In these units you will work in a multidisciplinary team alongside the Games Art and Games Development Students as the senior games designer and producer to produce a game as well as having responsibility for the junior designers in that team DEGREE COURSE STRUCTURE Year One
  • Introduction to The Unreal Games Engine
  • Fundamentals of Level Design in the Unreal Engine
  • 3D Modelling Fundamentals
  • 3D Environment Modelling
  • Games Design Fundamentals
  • Games Production
Year Two
  • Junior Games Development: Pre-Production
  • Junior Games Development: Production
  • Advanced Games Mechanics in the Unreal Engine
  • Gameplay and Game Balancing
  • Gamification
  • UX and Interface Design
Year Three
  • Final Year Project
  • Senior Games Development: Pre-Production
  • Senior Games Development: Production
  • Games Design for Esports
  • Games User Research

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  • Year 1

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England £27750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £27750 Whole course
Scotland £27750 Whole course
Wales £27750 Whole course

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Games Design at College of Esports - UCAS