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Computer Games Design BSc (Hons) - With A Foundation Year (Staffordshire University)

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Tottenham Centre
Suitable for: Adults
Duration: 4 Years
Level: Level 6


CAREER PROSPECTS

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is awarded by Staffordshire University. The course structure aligns with our validated, TIGA accredited course written and delivered at Staffordshire University.

On the course, you’ll develop your skills by using industry-standard software and hardware such as Adobe Creative Cloud, 3DS Max and the Unreal game engine. Using professional techniques acquired through lectures, tutorials, seminars, and industry workshops, you will develop a portfolio of industry-standard work.

In Year 1 you’ll learn about level development pipelines and game mechanics design and implementation. You’ll cover 3D modelling skills and develop an understanding of 3D game engines.

In your second year, you'll work on a group project as a junior member of a development team. You will specialise as a game designer through modules covering advanced game engines, scripting and UI design.

Your third year will see you become a senior member of the collaborative development team. Finalising your skillset and portfolio through individual projects and games production modules. Representatives from games companies come to the University for development and training, providing you with excellent opportunities to network with industry professionals and potential employers.

You’ll study your first year at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London Tottenham Centre and on successful completion you will continue your studies at Staffordshire University London at the Digital Institute based in Here East. High levels of tutor support and guidance will prepare you for degree-level study.

Upon successful completion of the study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Design.

For information on our Higher Education policies including admissions, fees, and student contracts, please see the links below:

For our full list of policies, governance and fees please see our website Capital City College Group (capitalccg.ac.uk).

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Foundation Year Core Modules

  • Games Design Foundations
  • Games Engine Foundations
  • Introduction to Games Scholarship
  • Introduction to Collaborative Enterprise
  • Programming Foundations

Year 1 Core Modules

  • 3D Game Props
  • Pipeline and Production
  • Introduction to Asset Creation
  • Introduction to Games Animation
  • Introduction to Games Design
  • Mechanics Prototyping
  • Project Management for Games Design

Year 2 Core Modules

  • Junior Collaborative Games Development
  • 2D Games Creation
  • Gameplay and Quest Design
  • System Design for Games

Optional modules will make up the remaining credits.

Year 3 Core Modules 

  • Games Development Project
  • Senior Collaborative Games Development

Optional modules will make up the remaining credits.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • UCAS Tariff - 48 points

or

  • A Level - DD

or

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

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run-up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements listed. If this is the case don’t worry, please contact the Staffordshire University admissions team at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed by your coursework carried out in response to assignments, project briefs or self-initiated proposals that will be presented in forms appropriate to professional practice, such as a portfolio of work or showreel, word-processed reflective evaluations, essays and case studies.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Adults - Higher Education

You must pay fees to study a Higher Education (HE) course. If you have not studied one previously, you may be eligible to apply for an HE loan. Other financial support such as maintenance loans and disability support are also available.

Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

Tuition Fees: £9,250 per year of study (full-time)

You will be required to travel between CONEL's Tottenham Centre and Staffordshire University London's Digital Institute once a week; the cost of travel will be no more than £5 per week.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

You can progress onto employment in this field.

WHERE STUDENTS PROGRESS TO AFTER THIS COURSE

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MEET SOME OF THE TEACHERS

Marek Morzuch

Marek started at CONEL as an ESOL student back in 2007 and has now been teaching Creative Media for the past 4 years.

Marek has a great interest in the Media sector, especially in Games Design and has evolved their skills over time, but it was shortly after completing an IT Diploma that they knew they enjoyed helping classmates with their work and would enjoy a career in teaching.

After graduating from the Game Design, VFX and Animation course at university with 1st degree, Marek knew they wanted to pursue a career as an educator. Although their main area of specialism is 3D Games Design, due to natural interest in all different forms of the creative sector, through motivation, dedication, and willingness to learn, Marek developed in different fields of Media, including, photography, videography, traditional and digital animation, graphic creation and more.

Marek enjoys the challenge of teaching and getting the opportunity to continue to update their skills with new technological advancements to allow not only for the delivery of up-to-date content but also for their self-development.


Tamara Lesniewska

Tamara is a dedicated Media Curriculum Manager for Creative Media and Music at CONEL. Throughout their career, Tamara has gained extensive experience in teaching students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, totalling twelve years. 

Tamara possesses advanced technical proficiency and maintains a high level of IT skills, which play a crucial role in their teaching practice, as well as in freelance industry projects. Tamara is proficient in both Mac and PC platforms and utilises the complete range of Adobe Suite CC 2023 software.

During lessons, they actively encourage the development of IT skills through the utilisation of essential Microsoft/Google Apps such as Classroom, Teams, Drive, Sites, Sheets and Chat GPT.

In terms of education, Tamara holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Character Animation from the University of London Arts Central Saint Martin’s College, as well as a Master of Fine Arts Degree. Furthermore, they have obtained a ProfGCE Level 6 Education and Training (DET) qualification from Canterbury Christ Church University.

In their professional industry career, they worked with the companies such as National Gallery, Channel 4, Virgin Media, Imperial College London and many more.


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