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Solihull College & University Centre

Games Design and Virtual Reality

UCAS Code: I620

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A*,A*,A*-D,D,D,D


Must be in a relevant subject in Computing and/or Games Design disciplines.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:15,P:15

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject such as (Computing/ Games Design).Acheiving a minimum of 60 credits with 45 at level 3, with at least 15 credits at Distinction, 15 credits at Merit and 15 at Pass profile.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE C/4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent will be required.

HNC (BTEC)

M

For entry into the second year of the BSc (HONS) Games Design and Virtual Reality a minimum of 120 credits at Merit profile or above and must be in a relevant subject in Computing and/or Games Design disciplines.

HND (BTEC)

M

For entry into the third year of the BSc (HONS) Games Design and Virtual Reality a minimum of 240 credits at Merit profile at level 5 or above and must be in a relevant subject in Computing and/or Games Design disciplines.

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

MMM

Must be in a relevant subject in Computing and/or Games Design disciplines.

Please contact Solihull College & University Centre for further information.

UCAS Tariff

96

Must be in a relevant subject in Computing and/or Games Design disciplines.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Our full time degree in Games Design and Virtual Reality aims to equip students with the knowledge, technical expertise and professional skills that will enhance their prospects of gaining employment in fields requiring virtual reality, the computer games industry or related disciplines such as Interaction design, special effects, instructional design, mobile app design and to enable them to continue their education to postgraduate level in a related discipline.

Modules

Modules are provisional but will include:
- Games Techniques- The essential skills necessary to develop computer games, including programming language and development platforms as well as mechanics
- Software Engineering and Problem Solving- Familiarises you with the skills, principles and concepts necessary to solve problems in computing as well as introducing the design of solutions to problems within an integrated development environment
- Projects– a group or individual project caps each year ensuring a close to life situation and allowing you to expand your knowledge
- Design for 2D Games - This module introduces students to 2D asset creations. The module aims to develop necessary skills for: creation and manipulation of textures, concept, UI/UX design as well as ideas generation and ways of stimulating design thinking.
- 3D Modelling - The main aim of the module is the development of core skills in 3D digital content creation for games. Students will have hands on experience in production of digital assets.
- VR and AR Techniques– aimed at introducing the concepts, techniques and knowledge needed to work with and develop for mixed reality. This will work across multiple platforms including mobile AR, headset, mobile and fixed VR headsets and more.
- Dissertation and Major Project- Provides the opportunity for the student to undertake the research and self-management of a games related project or dissertation including the design and implementation of a system, application or novel approach that relates to the main areas of study.

Assessment methods

Students are mainly assessed by a combination of coursework assignments and practical tasks. The majority of the assessment is individual; however there are requirements within some modules for group activities. The aim of the course is that at the end of each year you show off learning so far by creating an individual or group project which could be a game or virtual reality experience. There are no examinations in the course

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,500
per year
England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

Extra funding

Solihull College & University Centre will be offering both Academic Scholarships and Bursaries for students applying for both full time and part time study for September 2018. Please see our website for further information https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/student-services/

The Uni


Course location:

Solihull College & University Centre

Department:

Computing

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