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BA (Hons) Visual Media in Animation / Game Design

Course Code: CDA

Duration: 2 Years

OVERVIEW

CDA – A:
BA (Hons) Visual Media – Animation Pathway
This course allows the students to develop and integrate their technical and academic skills in a structured way. It aims to develop in the student a balance between the conceptualist, the artist, the storyteller and the technician. At honours level the learning is largely self-directed and the students are required to produce a collaborative animated film.

CDA – G:
BA (Hons) Visual Media – Game Design Pathway
This course allows the students to develop and integrate their technical and academic skills in a structured way. It aims to develop in the student a balance between game designer and game producer. At honours level the learning is largely self-directed and the students are required to produce a collaborative game.

COURSE CONTENT

CDA – A: BA (Hons) Visual Media – Animation Pathway
The course is composed of both practical and theoretical modules: Moving Image and Technology, Life Drawing, Research and Development, Historical and Theoretical Analysis, Moving Image Production, Applied Animation Theory.

CDA – G: BA (Hons) Visual Media – Game Design Pathway
The course is composed of both practical and theoretical modules: Game Design, Game Production, Research and Development, Historical and Theoretical Analysis, Advanced Game Production, Applied Games Theory.

STUDENTS’ WORK

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

CDA – A: BA (Hons) Visual Media – Animation Pathway
HND in Animation (or relevant and equivalent qualification). If English is not your first language you must provide documentary evidence of your ability in English. Normally students are expected to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

CDA – G: BA (Hons) Visual Media – Game Design Pathway
HND in Game Design (or relevant and equivalent qualification). If English is not your first language you must provide documentary evidence of your ability in English. Normally students are expected to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

CERTIFICATION

CDA – A: BA Honours Degree in Visual Media – Animation – University of Dundee Scotland

CDA – G: BA Honours Degree in Visual Media – Game Design – University of Dundee Scotland
This award is at level 10 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework which is comparable to level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. The QQ1 Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries should link to QQI Comparability Statement.

PORTFOLIO GUIDELINES

CDA – A: BA (Hons) Visual Media – Animation Pathway

  • Artwork should demonstrate ability in both figurative and abstract approaches.
  • 10 samples of life drawing and life drawing sketchbooks.
  • Layout and design samples and developmental work.
  • Scripts, treatments, storyboards.
  • Animation tests with conceptual development and thumbnail work to support context.
  • Personal observation sketchbooks and journals exhibiting artistic/cultural interests.
  • Work may be presented flat or digitally.
  • All work must be original and recent.

CDA – G: BA (Hons) Visual Media – Game Design Pathway
Portfolio should include evidence of game design, game production, research, academic writing and conceptual development. All work must be original and recent.

PROGRESSION

Graduates may progress to postgraduate study.

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