FdSc Games Technologies
Start Date: 12th September 2022
More about the course
This Games Technologies degree allows you to explore your creative side as well as develop advanced technical skills to set you up for a rewarding career in programming, 3D design or games development. You will learn from highly skilled tutors with extensive experience of designing and developing games.
You will have an interest in how the front and back end of games are created and cover topics such as games design, animation and modelling. Developed with industry professionals including Tombola, Sumo Digital and Pocket Money Games, this degree will help you develop communication skills, project management and professionalism as you will be working with real clients on 'live' projects set by employers. You also have the opportunity to study an Adobe qualification of your choice.
64 UCAS points
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree course.
What will I learn?
- Work Related Learning
- Games Design
- Fundamentals of Games Programming
- Agile Games Development
- 3D Environment Modelling
- Academic Study Skills
- Personal Development
- Games Engines
- Further Games Programming
- Multiplayer Games Programming or 3D Character Modelling
- Programming for UX Experience OR Animation for Games
- Professional Development
- Work-Based Learning
How is the course taught?
- Practical sessions
How am I assessed?
- Peer work
You are encouraged to secure a work placement to gain real-work experience and develop your professional skills. You will benefit from insight from guest speakers from industry, some of which are previous students who know what it takes to succeed in the gaming sector. You may also have the opportunity to attend industry conferences.
Where can I progress?
Once you complete your degree you may decide to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Games Technologies (Top-Up). You may want to get into employment as a junior developer, junior designer, artist (modelling and animation), games programmer, AI programmer or a games designer.
Course costs and information
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.
NCG (the institution which Newcastle College University Centre belongs to) is in the process of applying for Indefinite Degree Awarding Powers. Read more about what this means about our offer here.
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