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Cornwall College

Games Design for Industry (top up)

UCAS Code: 381P

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Full-time | 2020

This 1 year, full time, innovative and exciting new games programme has been designed to allow students from the HND or an appropriate Foundation Degree (and others where appropriate) to progress to an Honours Degree to develop an independent, autonomous practice, but with skills and attributes to be part of any team within any typical games design studio. This programme aims to facilitate and equip graduates with the expertise, enthusiasm and flexibility for a future in developing games and their content. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship, team management and the techniques and skills needed by the games industry to get you that dream job, or to start your own independent games company.
Tutors will facilitate your independent research into advanced game design skills and techniques reflecting your particular specialism throughout the programme. Team production of prototypes will be explored, as well as methods to improve immersion, narrative and visual impact. You will be encouraged to investigate design innovations such as virtual reality, to develop new methods of enhancing gameplay, whilst receiving career and business advice specifically tailored to your individual aspirations. Visits to games festivals such as EGX Rezzed will also inform student practice.
You will be encouraged to work creatively and professionally to design and communicate concepts through visuals, prototypes, 3D/2D game assets, game design documents, pitches and presentations often to professionals within the industry. You will use industry standard software such as Autodesk (3D Studio Max, Maya and Mudbox etc), the full Adobe Master collection, UE4 and others. You will also have access to VR headsets, excellent sound labs, video cameras, Kinect cameras and blue/green screens etc.
*Possible Progression (subject to availability)
*– Cert Ed or PGCE at Camborne or St Austell
– Masters Level programmes at other institutions
*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
– Visual FX
This is a full-time course; typically, students should expect to spend 35 – 40 hours per week on a combination of taught and self-directed study. Each module is delivered over a 15-week Study Block, which typically comprises 12 weeks of learning and teaching, and 3 weeks of assessment and feedback
Students will engage in a variety of learning activities, including lectures, seminars, private and group tutorials, specialist workshops.

Modules

Indicative Modules: - Game Worlds, Innovation and Production Honours Team Project 1 Honours Team Project 2 Commercial Games Practice & Enterprise.

Tuition fees

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£9,950
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£8,600
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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

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Course location:

Cornwall College Camborne

Department:

Creative Arts and Media

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