Why study this course
You will study games design and explore the professional skills necessary to pursue employment in the Games industry. You will study in MediaCity and engage in work based experience relevant to your programme of study.
Who’s this course for?
The qualification is aimed at those who wish to pursue freelance work or employment in a range of careers in the games design industry. Foundation degrees are a good stepping stone for students who wish to pursue BA (Hons) Degree qualifications. On completion
of the foundation degree students can apply for direct entry into year 3 (or if studied part-time, level 6) of a computing and games design (or related) degree or a BA top up programme.
Year 1- 6 modules are studied at level 4: • Design Fundamentals • Visual Arts for Games Design • Creative Media Analysis • Digital Graphics & 2D Animation • Programming for Games Design • Sound, Music and Entertainment Technologies for Games Design Year
2- 6 modules are studied at level 5 • Games Design Planning • Production Management for Games Design • Work Based Placement • Games Design Prototyping • Digital Narrative Technologies • Engine Programming for Games Design or Digital Character Art and Environments
You should provide your own drawing equipment, you may wish to purchase your own PC/MAC.
Skills and experience gained
The programme offers the opportunity to develop the intellectual, creative and technical skills required to be a successful contemporary practitioner in games design and development.
After the course
On completion, students may pursue a career in Games Design or complete a BA top up/apply for level 6 entry onto a cognate degree in Games Design such as the level 6 Computing and Games Design programme offered by the University of Salford.