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Indie Games Design Wakefield College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Hull

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The casual game market has expanded enormously, helped by the increasing number and power of mobile devices and integration with next gen consoles. Casual games platforms, new funding models, new development tools, and an ever-expanding marketplace means there is huge potential for students wishing to set up as independent games developers or take the next steps towards pursuing employment within the games industry. FdA Indie Games has been designed to allow you to build video games from initial inception all the way through to published content giving you valuable experience in a large variety of methods and techniques that will allow you to fully realise your creative ideas and launch them on a variety of platforms utilising industry standard techniques and technologies.

FdA Indie Games develops your ability to design and develop video game content. You will concentrate on the main areas of game design, game production, publishing, and marketing which will provide you with practical experience of the roles and responsibilities required to make a successful independent game development team. Throughout the course you will be expected to study a range of research, design, production and publishing techniques, with the focus on producing a range of functional prototypes and complete independent games using industry standard software.

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Modules

FdA Indie Games develops your ability to design and develop video game content. You will concentrate on the main areas of game design, game production, publishing, and marketing which will provide you with practical experience of the roles and responsibilities required to make a successful independent game development team. Throughout the course you will be expected to study a range of research, design, production and publishing techniques, with the focus on producing a range of functional prototypes and complete independent games using industry standard software. Modules include: Year 1 (Level 4) *Indie Game Design *Indie Game Programming *Games Industry Analysis *User Experience *Indie Game Production 1 *Study SkillsYear 2 (Level 5) *Post Production & Marketing *Indie Game Production 2 *Indie Game Company 1 *Indie Game Company 2 *Career & Portfolio Development *Research Methods

Assessment method

FdA Indie Games develops your ability to design and develop video game content. You will concentrate on the main areas of game design, game production, publishing, and marketing which will provide you with practical experience of the roles and responsibilities required to make a successful independent game development team. Throughout the course you will be expected to study a range of research, design, production and publishing techniques, with the focus on producing a range of functional prototypes and complete independent games using industry standard software. Modules include: Year 1 (Level 4) *Indie Game Design *Indie Game Programming *Games Industry Analysis *User Experience *Indie Game Production 1 *Study SkillsYear 2 (Level 5) *Post Production & Marketing *Indie Game Production 2 *Indie Game Company 1 *Indie Game Company 2 *Career & Portfolio Development *Research Methods


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

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Course code 4R5W
Institution code W08
Campus name Wakefield City Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 diploma in a related subject. Or An Access course. GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent qualification) is required.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Prior Learning process for accreditation towards this course. Please enquire through our admissions team.

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

You will be required to attend a portfolio interview. Applicants will be invited to demonstrate their portfolio during the interview and to discuss its contents. Ideally it will contain game design or development work, but could also include graphic design, media or traditional art work. The process will be used to assess the applicant’s aptitude for the creative and technical demands of the programme. Samples of the applicant’s own essays, reports and / or evaluations are also desirable to assess their academic abilities. If an applicant does not have a portfolio of work, a creative and digital project can be set to help them. In some circumstances, additional attendance at a summer school may also be required.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,750 Year 1
England £6,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,750 Year 1
Scotland £6,750 Year 1
Wales £6,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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Wakefield College
Margaret Street
Wakefield
WF1 2DH


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