Computer Games (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)

Computer Games (Top-Up) - BA (Hons)

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This top-up course is designed to allow students to build knowledge and experience to find their place in the world of computer game design and development. Working across a number of disciplines, students will experience the full range of job roles in the game industry and gain an understanding of how these roles work together to produce innovative, engaging games.

You will be given the opportunity to work across a wide range of computer games platforms, learning to create assets using industry standard software and implement those assets into the game engines used by industry professionals.

You will also be developed as a creative individual, learning to appreciate and apply the artistic and narrative techniques that form the core of games as an aesthetic experience.

You will become well versed in the real world of computer games, learning how the past, present and future of computer games are vital to your career and personal development.

You will have the opportunity to devise yourown game mechanics, 2D assets and 3D models, developing skills in a number of creative and technical disciplines to create well realised, playable games. There will be a strong emphasis on professional development and employability, encouraging students to work to industry standards in real world contexts.

The Games Industry generates upwards of $100bn per year worldwide, there is clearly a demand for graduates with a Degree in Games

 
Duration 1 Year Full Time
Study mode Full time
Start date 16/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill Campus
Course code 72229-10
Fee £7,250 Full Time (per academic year)

What You Learn

Level 6

The focus of this programme is to prepare students for working in the industry in either an employed or freelance capacity. You will choose a specialist practical area to develop your skills in that specific field and develop a body of practical work that will form the basis of a professional portfolio.

Modules are likely to include:

  • Major Project (40 Credits)
  • Indie Game level (40 Credits)
  • Research Project (20 Credits)
  • Indie Game Enterprise (20 Credits) 

Benefits / Skills you will develop

You will be given the opportunity to work across a wide range of computer games platforms, learning to create assets using industry standard software and implement those assets into the game engines used by professional designers.

You will also be developed as a creative individual, learning to appreciate and apply the artistic and narrative techniques that form the core of games as an aesthetic experience.

Finally, you will become well versed in the real world of computer games, learning how the past, present and future of computer games are vital to your career and personal development.

How you will be assessed

You will assessed in a variety of ways including: practical tasks, portfolios, essays, case studies and presentations.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course will be delivered at the Quarry Hill Campus.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is likely to be 55% average at Foundation Degree or a Merit profile in a relevant HND, together with 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English (Maths isn't required).

International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.

Speakers of other languages need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or a recognised level 2 English qualification.

All students must be able to demonstrate either by qualifications or testing that they have the required literacy skills to complete the course.

All students are to present a portfolio and supporting academic text. This is undertaken during an interview or correspondence for distance applicants.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at www.ucas.com

The UCAS code for this course is I6M1 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.

What's Next

Graduates can continue their academic studies onto Masters Degrees or seek employment in the Computer Games Sector.

Job opportunities in the sector may include:

  • Independent games developer
  • 3D modeller
  • 3D animator
  • Games story writer
  • Games audio professional
  • Animation and sfx artist

Campus Locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 7BS
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.9 MilesWebsite

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