- Validated by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- Start date: September 2021
- UCAS code: I600
- Institutional code: H65
Please note that there is no available degree exit award (non honours).
The BA (Hons) Top up in Games Design aims to further enhance skills and career opportunities in the games industry.
The entire focus for this course will be on developing a proposal for a game, culminating in your Honours Project.
You may have the opportunity to work on live projects from the games industry, working to real deadlines and expressing your own creative ideas and skills through your project work; all using the latest games software.
Core aspects of your work will be visualisation and digital modelling and you will develop a rich portfolio that will showcase your skills.
As well as attending a range of lectures, workshops and demonstrations, you will be encouraged to work independently and learn valuable critical thinking skills. Throughout the course, you will be required to keep track of your development as a designer, facilitated by a personal diary such as a Web Log (Blog) or similar. Tutorial discussion will also support self-reflection on learning and career development.
Teaching and learning methods are varied but we place an emphasis on practical-based learning using purpose-built seminar and computer rooms. All courses will have lectures to guide you through the relevant topics, but there is a real focus on applying the material to relevant and real world examples in tutorials, practical sessions, seminars and directed work. The emphasis is on developing your ability to work and learn independently. Our computer rooms allow you to use specialist software but, where possible, we will make software available for your own PC. Students will also use an online learning environment which supports flexible learning by providing additional and resource-rich online materials. The courses are assessed using a variety of methods, including individual coursework assignments, group work and presentations.