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Digital Graphics and Games Production BSc (Hons) (Level 6) — Full-time

Course outline

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours degree in Digital Graphics and Games Production provides an ideal opportunity to explore the technical skills and software associated with graphic design, animation and games production.

You'll also explore how these subjects and associated skills are converging in industries at the cutting edge of global collaborative technologies.

This programme is currently subject to validation with a first intake planned for September 2023.

About the course

Over 3 years you'll explore design concepts and practice through units in graphic design, games development and design and animation. Alongside, you will study how 3D, UI/UX and mobile apps production are impacting on design. At the end of each year there's the opportunity to produce a project in your own chosen subject area.

Additionally, you will be taught how to manage your own business in an industry which is becoming increasingly reliant on freelancing. You will also study digital marketing and how this rapidly-developing field can help build your own business as well as how you could work in an organisation producing relevant content.

The BSc in Digital Graphics and Games Production is taught at our ultra-modern City Hub campus providing access to professional equipment, studio spaces and Adobe Creative Suite along with other relevant software. You will also have numerous opportunities to engage with other students preparing to get into the creative industries and work in response to industry briefs.

What you will cover:

Year 1 (Level 4) is designed to provide clear foundations on which to build skills in both practical production and the concepts behind it. You will undertake practical units in animation, graphic design and games production whilst studying ideas and concepts in analysing visual imagery, understanding narratives and understanding audiences. A final project is an opportunity to produce a project of your own design, demonstrating the skills you've developed and/or subjects or techniques you are especially interested in.

  • Year 1 Indicative Modules (120 credits):
    • Analysing Visual Imagery
    • Understanding Narratives
    • Understanding Audiences
    • Creative Production Project
    • Production Studies (covers Animation, Graphic Design and Gaming Production Technology)

Year 2 (Level 5) gives the chance to continue to build and develop skills as you explore units on production management, how to effectively exhibit your work as well as the knowledge needed to build a freelance business. The exhibition unit allows you to show your work at the end of the year. You will also start to focus on exploring specialist areas of production as you choose two optional modules.

  • Year 2 Indicative Modules (120 credits):
    • Writing for Media Productions
    • Pre-production Management
    • Working Freelance
  • And choose two from:
    • Animation Production
    • Graphics Production
    • Games Production or
    • Apps Production

Year 3 (Level 6) gets you ready to launch your career with units designed to enable you to pitch for work, build a portfolio and use digital marketing techniques to build a your own brand. You will also choose one of two final modules.

  • Year 3 Indicative Modules (120 credits):
    • Digital Marketing
    • Professional Pitching
    • Creating a Portfolio for Employment
  • And choose one from either:
    • Creative Production and Exhibition or
    • Creating a Production Business

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

View showcase

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: GAM3
UCAS

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Location Date Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street
Nottingham
NG1 7HB

Start: Thursday 5th October 2023

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Tuition fee: £8,250

Course code: C042154 / Q042156

Qualification

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours degree in Digital Graphics and Games Production

Duration

3 years

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

We expect applicants to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy. We accept GCSE passes in English Language and maths at Grades 9 to 4 (previously A* to C).

Applicants must also have a minimum of 48 UCAS points from study at Level 3:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • T levels

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

Mature applicants not meeting the standard entry criteria but with relevant industry or life experience are very welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are used: including case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review, time-constrained assessments and presentations.

There are no examinations.

Progression

Digital Media has employability at its core, with extensive industry links and live professional projects. Employers highly value multi-skilled creatives, with the visual communication skills necessary to produce effective campaigns across all digital media for a variety of audiences.

Through our industry links, we have achieved a very high graduate employability rate. This programme also provides an ideal base from which to go on to postgraduate study.

Additional information

This programme is subject to validation.