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

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: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
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

Apply 

Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

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

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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, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

 

Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at gov.uk/studentfinance or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.