Games Design - BA (Hons) Top up

  • Validated by:
    University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

  • Start date: September 2021
  • UCAS code: I600
  • Institutional code: H65


Please note that there is no available degree exit award (non honours).

The BA (Hons) Top up in Games Design aims to further enhance skills and career opportunities in the games industry.

The entire focus for this course will be on developing a proposal for a game, culminating in your Honours Project.

You may have the opportunity to work on live projects from the games industry, working to real deadlines and expressing your own creative ideas and skills through your project work; all using the latest games software.

Core aspects of your work will be visualisation and digital modelling and you will develop a rich portfolio that will showcase your skills.

As well as attending a range of lectures, workshops and demonstrations, you will be encouraged to work independently and learn valuable critical thinking skills. Throughout the course, you will be required to keep track of your development as a designer, facilitated by a personal diary such as a Web Log (Blog) or similar. Tutorial discussion will also support self-reflection on learning and career development.

Teaching and learning methods are varied but we place an emphasis on practical-based learning using purpose-built seminar and computer rooms. All courses will have lectures to guide you through the relevant topics, but there is a real focus on applying the material to relevant and real world examples in tutorials, practical sessions, seminars and directed work. The emphasis is on developing your ability to work and learn independently. Our computer rooms allow you to use specialist software but, where possible, we will make software available for your own PC. Students will also use an online learning environment which supports flexible learning by providing additional and resource-rich online materials. The courses are assessed using a variety of methods, including individual coursework assignments, group work and presentations.

What topics/modules are covered?

Core modules will include:

  • Games Proposal
  • Honours Project

What can I do if I complete this course?

All students who successfully complete this degree may have the opportunity to progress onto a Master’s level qualification at the University of Central Lancashire or another higher education provider, or may wish to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at the Hugh Baird University Centre. Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment.


Career Path

On successful completion, your potential career paths may include employment or freelance work in:

  • Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Games Design
  • Games Tester
  • Sound Designer

Start date

September 2021.

Duration

One year, full time or two years, part time.

Contacts

Primary contact:
Elly Foran
Email: elly.foran@hughbaird.ac.uk

Other contact:
Thomas Owens
Tel: 0151 353 4444 ext 5035 or email: thomas.owens@hughbaird.ac.uk


Cost

You don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn and not how much you owe and you won’t need to start paying them back until you are earning more than £21,000 per year. Student Loans will also help to support your living costs.

For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £8,500 per year

The standard part time tuition fee rate for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for Home and EU students is:

  • £1,000 per 20 credit module

The University Centre’s tuition fees are reviewed each academic year.


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We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.


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