Game and Interactive Audio Futureworks

Undergraduate

Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

The future of the audio industry is interactive. Every day new applications and games are released. With millions of users across the globe buying into interactive content for their personal devices and home entertainment systems anyone serious about working in sound simply cannot ignore this exciting and rapidly expanding industry. This course, developed in consultation with industry, is designed to equip hard working and enthusiastic individuals with the skills to succeed as audio professionals in game and interactive media. The UK is a world leader in this field and Futureworks is a world leader in educating for this sector, teaching game and interactive sound since 2010.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Futureworks (Manchester Media School)

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

HE Level 4 (Year 1):
This is the foundation of the course, introducing you to the building blocks of game and interactive audio. Modules include - Recording & Production 1 (40 Credits) * Digital Tools & Workflow 1 (20 credits) * Engines and Middleware 1 (20 credits) * Game Design Fundamentals (20 credits) & Game Sound Analysis (20 credits).

HE Level 5 (Year 2): Building on your first year, this part of the course is essential in establishing a career focus and shaping your final year. Modules include - Sound Design (40 credits) * Engines and Middleware 2 (40 credits) * Interactive Score (20 credits) * Research Project (20 credits).

HE Level 6 (Year 3): Career and progression are hot topics in Year 3 as your focus shifts from university life to industry or post-graduate study. Drawing upon your experience so far, this is the time create your best work, to make the biggest impact on your chosen path - something we call exit velocity. Modules include - Engines and Middleware 3 (20 credits) * Interactive Mixing and Delivery (20 credits) * Sonification (20 credits) * Professional Portfolio Management (20 credits) * Honours Project (40 credits).

Assessment method

Lectures, workshops and tutorials take place in our fully equipped labs and studios. Flexible access to studio and practical facilities, allow students to establish, practice and develop their work using professional level hardware and software. Relevant hardware and software training will be provided during studio, workshop and lecture sessions to support student work at all levels.

Throughout your course you will be assessed primarily on your technical ability and creative output, with an emphasis on practical submissions accompanied by presentations and written work in the form of supporting documentation and essays.

Practical exercises and studio driving tests during studio or workshop based sessions will be used as a means for the students monitor their progress along the way in order to help develop more formal assessment work.

Regular tutorials, group workshops and seminars allow students to seek advice, get valuable feedback and monitor their development across all aspects of the course.


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 G2A5
Institution code F98
Campus name Futureworks (Manchester Media School)
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level B C C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Additional entry requirements

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

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