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Newcastle College University Centre

Games Technologies

UCAS Code: II61

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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

MM

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

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Computer games

This Games Technologies degree allows you to explore your creative side as well as develop advanced technical skills to set you up for a rewarding career in programming, 3D design or games development. You will learn from highly skilled tutors with extensive experience of designing and developing games. You will have an interest in how the front end and back end of games are created and cover topics such as games design, animation and modelling. Developed with industry professionals including Tombola, Sumo Digital and Pocket Money Games, this degree will help you develop communication skills, project management and professionalism as you will be working with real clients on ‘live’ projects set by employers. You also have the opportunity to study an Adobe Qualification of your choice. You are encouraged to secure a work placement to gain real-work experience and develop your professional skills. You will benefit from insight from guest speakers from industry, some of which are previous students who know what it takes to succeed in the gaming sector. You may also have the opportunity to attend industry conferences. Once you complete your degree you may decide to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Games Technologies (Top-Up). You may want to get into employment as a junior developer, junior designer, artist (modelling and animation), games programmer, AI programmer or a games designer

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Agile Games Development, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Productivity and Creativity, Fundamentals of Programming, 3D Environment Modelling, Games Design, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Games Engines, Professional Development, Productivity and Creativity (Character Modelling or Multiplayer Games Programming), Animation for Games or Mobile Games Development, Further Games Programming, Work-Based Learning .

Assessment methods

You will learn via written practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study. Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case-studies, peer assessments, work-based projects and time-constrained assessments.

Tuition fees

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£9,000
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£9,000
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Northern Ireland
£9,000
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Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Digital Technologies

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