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Wakefield College

Indie Games Design

UCAS Code: 4R5W

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

UCAS Tariff

64

UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 diploma in a related subject. Or An Access course. GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent qualification) is required.

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The casual game market has expanded enormously, helped by the increasing number and power of mobile devices and integration with next gen consoles. Casual games platforms, new funding models, new development tools, and an ever-expanding marketplace means there is huge potential for students wishing to set up as independent games developers or take the next steps towards pursuing employment within the games industry. FdA Indie Games has been designed to allow you to build video games from initial inception all the way through to published content giving you valuable experience in a large variety of methods and techniques that will allow you to fully realise your creative ideas and launch them on a variety of platforms utilising industry standard techniques and technologies.

FdA Indie Games develops your ability to design and develop video game content. You will concentrate on the main areas of game design, game production, publishing, and marketing which will provide you with practical experience of the roles and responsibilities required to make a successful independent game development team. Throughout the course you will be expected to study a range of research, design, production and publishing techniques, with the focus on producing a range of functional prototypes and complete independent games using industry standard software.

Modules

FdA Indie Games develops your ability to design and develop video game content. You will concentrate on the main areas of game design, game production, publishing, and marketing which will provide you with practical experience of the roles and responsibilities required to make a successful independent game development team. Throughout the course you will be expected to study a range of research, design, production and publishing techniques, with the focus on producing a range of functional prototypes and complete independent games using industry standard software. Modules include: Year 1 (Level 4) *Indie Game Design *Indie Game Programming *Games Industry Analysis *User Experience *Indie Game Production 1 *Study SkillsYear 2 (Level 5) *Post Production & Marketing *Indie Game Production 2 *Indie Game Company 1 *Indie Game Company 2 *Career & Portfolio Development *Research Methods

Assessment methods

FdA Indie Games develops your ability to design and develop video game content. You will concentrate on the main areas of game design, game production, publishing, and marketing which will provide you with practical experience of the roles and responsibilities required to make a successful independent game development team. Throughout the course you will be expected to study a range of research, design, production and publishing techniques, with the focus on producing a range of functional prototypes and complete independent games using industry standard software. Modules include: Year 1 (Level 4) *Indie Game Design *Indie Game Programming *Games Industry Analysis *User Experience *Indie Game Production 1 *Study SkillsYear 2 (Level 5) *Post Production & Marketing *Indie Game Production 2 *Indie Game Company 1 *Indie Game Company 2 *Career & Portfolio Development *Research Methods

Tuition fees

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England
£6,750
per year
EU
£6,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£6,750
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wakefield City Campus

Department:

Games Design

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