University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Would you love to create the video games you play? Well, bring your fascination and creativity to this course and we’ll enable you to develop your skills to turn your ideas into exciting new games. Right from the off, you’ll be designing, developing and creating new game experiences to create a portfolio that you can hand to future employers. Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon. This is not a programming course; it is all about the art and design work related to video games. So, you’ll learn all about art and design work related to video games making you proficient creating storyboarded concepts and turning them into playable prototypes (both 2D and 3D). Why Choose University of Cumbria Our aim is to see you graduate as a highly-skilled and technical artist that this growing and competitive industry expects of you.
- 75% of your studies will be designing, developing and creating practically, so you’ll have every opportunity to create a brimming portfolio of quality and playable games
- Use the 3D and games engine software you will use in the professional industry
- Tutors are active professionals in the gaming industry and you will benefit from their invaluable first-hand experience
- Study on a dedicated arts campus, mixing with other creative minds, including actors and writers, who you’ll be able to work alongside on projects
- Learn entrepreneurial skills to enable you to market yourself and work as a freelance games designer
- Develop a wide-range of essential skills including drawing, 3D modelling, texturing and animation
- The 3D models that you create can be used in games, films, adverts and TV shows, even in 3D printing and prototyping
- Develop your own personal iconography
- Your digital skills will be transferrable to other careers, including film and television
- Close support from tutors, who will guide you through your studies
Proposed; Visualisation: Drawing and Concept Art 1 3D Modelling for Games History, Analysis and Sociology of Games 3D Texturing, Lighting and Modeling for Games Concept to Prototype Narrative in Games Sculpture for Character Design Visualisation: Drawing and Concept Art for Games Design Advanced 3D Techniques 3D Games Production Art and Popular Culture Developing For the Mobile Environment Final Project – Games Level Design
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|Campus name||Carlisle - Brampton Road|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||56 - 72 points|
|A level||DDD - CD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP - MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 21 credits P: 24 credits||60 credits, 45 must be graded at Level 3|
|Scottish Higher||CCDD - DDDD|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|