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Cornwall College

Games Design for Industry

UCAS Code: 026I

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This skills-based programme meets the requirements of one of the fastest growing, dynamic and entrepreneurial sectors in the creative industries. Providing practical specialist knowledge to pursue a career in the game industry in paths such as an animation, level design, 3D modelling or concept art etc. Core artistic and technical skills will be developed to enable creation and building of games and content for a variety of platforms.

You will gain an understanding of the broad areas of games development, ludology, VR, concept work, 3D modelling and animation, level creation, character design, motion capture, history, contextual and social issues, together with an overview of the more technical and creative aspects of the games design pipeline.

Studies include formal lectures, practical workshops, trips to EGX Rezzed (London) and industry based assignments, exploring numerous aspects of digital gaming within a combined creative and technical framework; real-world tasks; creating real products through competitions, live client briefs and for the college’s own games design company; establishing a strong portfolio; web presence and showreel towards future employment. The experience is relevant and realistic.

Assessment includes coursework, portfolios, pitches and digital work. Communicating concepts through visuals, prototypes, 3D/2D game assets, documentation and the ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems is central. You will also have access to industry standard software and hardware such as Autodesk (3D Studio Max,
Maya, Mudbox etc), UE4, Oculus Rifts and a wide range of audio visual equipment.

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

BA (Hons) Games Design for Industry (top-up) at Camborne

Possible Careers

– Games Designer or Developer
– 3D Animator or Modeller
– Character Designer
– Environment Artist
– Lead Designer or Animator
– Animator for Film and Television
– Level Designer
– Gameplay Programmer
– Concept Artist
– Narrative Artist

Modules

Indicative Module Year 1: - Computer Games Studies & Research - Pre-production Design & Computer Game Concept Art - 2D Digital Graphics & Texturing for Computer Games - 3D Modelling & Animation for Computer Games - Animation Principles - 3D Computer Games Engines & Asset Creation. Indicative Module Year 2: - Subject Specialism Project - 3D Cut Sequence Design & Digital Audio for Games - 3D Character Animation & Motion Capture for Computer Games - Level Design & Production for Computer Games - Professional Practice - Games Design & Development Project.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Camborne

Department:

Creative Arts and Media

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