This innovative and exciting new games programme has been designed to allow students from the HND or foundation degree (and others where appropriate) to progress to an honours degree to develop an independent, autonomous practice, but with skills and attributes to be part of any team within any typical games design studio. This programme aims to facilitate and equip graduates with the expertise, enthusiasm and flexibility for a future in developing games and their content. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship, team management and the techniques and skills needed by the games industry to get you that dream job, or to start your own independent games company.
Tutors will facilitate your independent research into advanced game design skills and techniques reflecting your particular specialism throughout the programme. Team production of prototypes will be explored, as well as methods to improve immersion, narrative and visual impact. You will be encouraged to investigate design innovations such as virtual reality, to develop new methods of enhancing gameplay, whilst receiving career and business advice specifically tailored to your individual aspirations. Visits to games festivals such as EGX Rezzed will also inform student practice.
You will be encouraged to work creatively and professionally to design and communicate concepts through visuals, prototypes, 3D/2D game assets, game design documents, pitches and presentations often to professionals within the industry. You will use industry standard software such as Autodesk (3D Studio Max, Maya and Mudbox etc), the full Adobe Master collection, UE4 and others. You will also have access to VR headsets, excellent sound labs, video cameras, Kinect cameras and blue/green screens etc.
Possible Progression (subject to availability)
– Cert Ed or PGCE at Camborne or St Austell
– Masters Level programmes at other institutions
– Games Designer or Developer
– 3D Animator or Modeller
– Character Designer
– Environment Artist
– Lead Designer or Animator
– Animator for Film and Television
– Level Designer
– Gameplay Programmer
– Concept Artist
– Narrative Artist
– Visual FX
- UCAS Code: 381P
- Institution codes: CORN C78
240 HE credits from a relevant foundation degree, DipHE or HND.
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Indicative Module Year 1
- Game Worlds, Innovation & Production
- Commercial Games Practice & Enterprise
- Honours Team Project
*Modules are subject to change and availability
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.
Careers advice available
If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk
If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information