Applied Computing (Games and Digital Media) - BSc (Hons) [Top-Up] [Full-Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Computing

School Creative and Digital Technologies

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  2B90

Overview

This course gives you the opportunity to further explore the latest technologies used in the computer gaming industry. During your study you will increase your knowledge of games design, character and asset design, development platforms and animation through practical based assessments, developed in conjunction with local companies and industry partners to give a feeling of what it is like to work within the games industry.

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: 17/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Trevelyan Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This programme is for applicants who have recently achieved a Foundation Degree in a computing discipline, such as Computer Games Technology, Games Development, Computer Game Design, Computing or a closely-related subject, and would like to top up their qualification to an Honours Degree in order to gain the skills and knowledge needed to develop a successful career in their specialist area, across a broad range of disciplines.


This course is designed for Higher Education applicants wishing to enter computing employment or progress to a Masters (MSc) programme. This is a one year full-time course which will prepare you for the challenges and developments in the computing industry.

Qualification Gained

You will achieve the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Games and Digital Media) qualification.

How to Apply

UCAS

UCAS will begin to accept applications for 2018 entry from September 2017. Applications for 2018 entry will need to be made using the web-based on-line application system www.ucas.com

When you apply, you will need the UCAS code for your chosen course (see the course listing in the prospectus). You will also need Newcastle College’s institution name and code.

The institution name is NCAST.
The institution code is N23.

If you have any problems with the online application, contact UCAS by phone: 0871 4680 468  or email: enquiries@ucas.ac.uk.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email international@ncl-coll.ac.uk

Course Content

The course covers a range of specialist subjects to provide you with a multi-disciplined approach to computing. Modules on this course include:


Modules
• Dissertation / Project
• Research Methods and Data Analysis
• Collaborative Development
• Mobile Game Design
• Animation for Games


Professional placements
You will benefit from our excellent employer links. You are encouraged to undertake work placements and manage live projects for prestigious companies. This will give you first-hand knowledge and expertise that will help you to gain employment in the career of your choice.
 

Learning Methods

You will learn through a variety of different methods including:
• Written Practical Assignments
• Work-Based Project
• Presentations
• Vivas
• Peer Work
• Independent Study

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a variety of different methods including:
• In Course Technical Reports
• Presentations
• Examinations
• Case Studies
• Peer Assessment
• Work-Based Projects
• Time-Constrained Assessments
• Viva Discussions

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to give you the opportunity to become an effective member of a computer games development team or modelling company within industry. You could progress further in education and study a Masters (MSc) and further specialise in your selected area of computing.

Career Opportunities

We have excellent contacts with a range of companies many of whom have contributed to the development of the course. This means that not only can you be assured your course is valued by employers, but that you’ll also have the opportunity to develop your own links with companies.

Entry Requirements

Have successfully achieved 55% or above in a Foundation Degree or HND in a computing related subject.

GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics is normally required for most courses.

If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.
 

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Additional Course Costs

Higher Education courses

If you are interested in a Foundation Degree, Honours Degree or Postgraduate course you will be pleased to know that Newcastle College has some of the most competitive HE tuition fees in the country. Many people are eligible to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England to cover fees. For friendly advice please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.