Esports & Livestreaming with Integrated Foundation Year at Falmouth University - UCAS

Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Esports & Livestreaming with Integrated Foundation Year

Course summary

Develop your skills by entering the creative industries on an Integrated Foundation Year degree. If you’re interested in taking on a new subject that you’ve not had the opportunity to study in depth before, or have been out of education for a while, then our Integrated Foundation Year courses might be for you. These four-year courses include an introductory year to help you build the core skills needed for specialist degree-level study. This is a chance for you to let your imagination run wild and explore your creativity, expand your professional skills and develop enhanced subject knowledge in the domain you want to study. We’ll help nurture your expertise in problem solving, risk-taking, designing and making as you develop your abilities through five core modules. After your foundation year, you’ll have a deeper knowledge of your subject, a clear understanding of your strengths, a developed practical and technical skill set and the confidence to excel in your chosen degree subject when you join other students for the rest of your course. Build a career as a livestreaming and event professional. Currently experiencing explosive growth, the esports and livestreaming industry is made up of professional esports players, shoutcasters, games publishers, broadcast/streaming providers like Twitch and YouTube, global sponsors, technology providers and events specialists. Learning from experts across esports, media communications, business and games, you’ll gain the skills to set up, promote, broadcast and mediate live events such as esports matches. You’ll build a working knowledge of different production methods, discover techniques for boosting audience engagement and develop an understanding of brand management and marketing. You will: Develop technical, design thinking and production skills in your chosen specialism. Learn teamwork, leadership and project management skills through a variety of learning environments. Develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills through the development of unique and innovative projects. Complete your chosen degree over a four-year period. We’ll equip you with the promotional skills to stand out in a competitive field, along with an understanding of the ethical, professional and cultural concerns facing modern esports and livestreaming  You’ll be based within Falmouth’s renowned Games Academy, in a professional-standard esports lab equipped with high-end kit  You’ll gain hands-on experience in preparation for a career as a livestreaming and event professional, collaborating with Falmouth games students to broadcast real matches and experiment with independent content creation  You’ll learn from experts across our creative courses, including esports, media communications, business and games Throughout your degree, you’ll have opportunities to gain experience in a variety of roles within esports and livestreaming, both behind and in front of the camera.


With an emphasis on learning through collaborative experiences, you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills to set up a professional live streaming network and broadcast and mediate esports matches. You'll delve into the theories and contexts of esports, develop strategic planning knowhow, learn end-to-end production skills and explore branding, marketing and promotion, as well as gaining an understanding of the financial, legal and ethical considerations of the industry. Foundation year: In your foundation year, you'll study five core modules: three short modules in the first study block and two in the second (one short, one long). These are all designed to help you explore the foundational elements of both creative practice and your chosen specialism. You'll gain relevant technical skills, learn to experiment and take risks, develop an understanding of professional practice, have opportunities to work across disciplines and collaborate with other students on live project briefs. After your foundation year, you'll have a deeper knowledge of your subject, a clear understanding of your strengths, a developed practical and technical skillset and the confidence to excel in your chosen degree subject when you join other students for the rest of your course. Modules: Explore Technique Apply Industry Launch Year one: In year one, you'll gain a solid practical and theoretical foundation in the field of esports. You'll learn about the basic context in which esports are streamed, gain an understanding of the whole delivery process from start to finish, discover the roles that work together to make a project happen and explore team-working methodologies. You'll also get an introduction to digital media and creative marketing processes. Modules Development Foundations Livestreaming Tools Digital Creativity Data Fundamentals Multidisciplinary Teamwork Esports Production Year two: In year two of this Esports degree, your growing knowledge and skills will be put to the test with practical projects. You'll define and execute a solo esports, livestreaming or content creation project and work in a team to respond to a project brief. You'll consider the game-specific factors that impact spectator experience, encounter the legal, regulatory, financial and ethical considerations for running an esports business and develop an understanding of branding and promotion. Modules Legal and Financial Management in the Experience Sector Individual Esports Project Media Lab Esports Events Esports Studies Year three: The final year of your Esports & Livestreaming degree is all about preparing for industry. You'll gain vital entrepreneurial know-how and finesse your practical skills by doing it for real. Working in a team, you'll deliver a large-scale, long-term esports event management project, which you'll present at the end of year show. To support this practical project, you'll write an extended essay based on a specific game and/or esports research topic. Teaching is geared around developing your professional practice and portfolio, helping you to build contacts and support your transition to employment, potentially including the creation of your own company. Modules Professional Portfolio Future Skills Esports Live Performance Future of Games Major Collaboration The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

Assessment method

Foundation Year assessments are 100% coursework based. Assessment will take place at the end of each module, and you'll get feedback and evaluation throughout the year. You'll be assessed through visual, verbal and written assignments, including your portfolio and a reflective journal. In your foundation year all assessments are pass/fail to encourage students to take risks and engage with the feedback provided. Progressing in your specialism Students studying on courses with an Integrated Foundation Year must successfully complete and pass all foundation modules before they can progress to the next stage of their course. Your specialism You'll be assessed through a variety of methods, including: Short-form theory essays Business cases Group and solo practical projects

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at

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Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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Esports & Livestreaming with Integrated Foundation Year at Falmouth University - UCAS