Falmouth University

Game Development: Animation Falmouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Build the skills you need to turn your passion into a profession. You'll work with us to decide which route through the course matches your interests before putting your experience into practice to make completed games.

You'll work on real game projects from day one, before specialising on your chosen route. Project teamwork will be at the heart of your studies, as recommended and supported by the industry. You'll learn all about the industry by producing real games, from concept to completion, ready to take to market. What’s more, your tutors will provide substantial industry experience, unique insights and professional contacts."

Graduate with a portfolio of game animation - one of the most sought-after skill sets in the industry. By working closely with other artists, designers, programmers, writers and sound artists, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of the animation pipeline and its place in game development.

Course details

Modules

Year one
You'll learn what it takes to make a game - asset creation, project management and pipelines, pitching ideas, and theories exploring what games are and how they engage players. Developing your skills and aligning them to your chosen route, you’ll enhance cross-disciplinary groups as you pitch a game to tutors and build it together.

Modules
Development Principles
Theory 1: Reading Experiences
Multidisciplinary Development Practice
Specialist modules depending on your route

Specialist modules
Art:
Environment Art 1
Environment Art 2

Animation:
Game Animation 1
Game Animation 2

Audio:
Designing Sound
Music Technologies

Design:
Game Design 1
Game Design 2

Programming:
Principles of Computing
Creative Computing
Individual Creative Computing Project

Writing:
Craft of Writing
Audiences & Contexts

Year two
With greater confidence in your skills, you’ll mirror professional game development as you tackle a larger game project in a multi-skilled group. Made over the entire year, you’ll research and experiment with various approaches and create innovative features. You’ll investigate strategies in player experience, and learn what drives industry trends and developments from visiting professionals, all the while developing the specialist skills informing your practice.

Modules
World Creation Project: Pre-Production
World Creation Project: Production
World Creation: Game Development Project 1
Theory 2: Form & Player Experience
Specialist modules depending on your route

Specialist modules
Art:
Developing Specialist Game Art Practice
Developing Concept Art Vocabularies
Developing Character Art Vocabularies
Developing Environment Art Vocabularies

Animation:
Game Animation 3
Developing Specialist Game Art Practice

Audio:
Supersonic
Developing Specialist Game Development Practice

Design:
Game Design 3
Developing Specialist Game Development Practice

Programming:
Specialisms in Creative Computing
Individual Specialist Computing Project: Interfaces & Interaction
Individual Specialist Computing Project: Artificial Intelligence

Writing:
Games and Digital Writing Workshop
Developing Specialist Game Development Practice

Year three
You’ll produce a complete and potentially publishable game as part of a team. By pitching it to industry professionals, you’ll receive reliable and insightful feedback. You’ll also research a topic relevant to your project, and work with industry mentors, sharpening your real-world insights and building valuable career contacts.

Modules
Preparing for the Future
Major Game Development Project: Pre-Production
Professional Practice
Major Game Development Project: Production

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

Teamwork features heavily to reflect the industry.
Game making is the primary form of assessment.
Continuous assessment with no formal examinations.
Visual, verbal and written assignments.
Portfolio of project work.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W282
Institution code F33
Campus name Penryn Campus
Campus code P

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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 www.falmouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Applicant Services team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.
A level We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.
Scottish Higher A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points
AS We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points
Extended Project Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Scottish Advanced Higher A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications

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 Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements, or have a recognised language test approved and vouched for by the University. 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 http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
PTE Academic 55.0 A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.
Trinity ISE A minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.

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

English language support at Falmouth

https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/international/english-language-support


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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