2 Years Full Time
West Durrington Campus
UCAS code: G610
Fees and Finance
Students on the Foundation Degree in Games Design will develop a range of theoretical and practical skills that are needed in the games industry. The main focus is on the design of games, from the initial concept to the final product, including 3D modelling and games engines, with an understanding of the underlying scripting or programming technologies.
You will use industry-standard tools and technologies to gain practical experience of building a range of multimedia assets and prototype games.
Web Design and Digital Graphics
User Centred Design
Databases and Analysis
Introduction to Computer and Hardware Network Systems
Foundation for Professional Practice
Context of Computing
Games Asset Creation
Object Oriented Development
(course content may be subject to change)
Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks' work experience.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical work and written exams (for more details, see the Programme Specification).
The Foundation Degree route offers the opportunity to transfer to a relevant Honours Degree midcourse. After completion of the Foundation Degree, students may join a Degree top-up course.
Career opportunities include employment in the Computer Games industry, working in a variety of areas of game development and production, such as modelling, asset creation, graphics design, coding and testing.
Individual offers may vary.
160 UCAS points from one of the following:
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a relevant subject
- A Levels - at least 140 points from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
- International Baccalaureate: 24 points
- Access Course alongside GCSE (minimum grade C) in at least three subjects including English Language and Mathematics. Key/Functional Skills Level 2 in Numeracy and Communications are recognised equivalents.
Mature students without formal qualifications but with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK
If you would like further information about this course or any other courses offered by Northbrook College please contact 0800 183 60 60