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BA (Hons) Visual Media with Animation or Game Design

Course Code: CDA

Duration: 2 Years

Animation & game design students showcase their artistic, storytelling and technical skills by producing collaborative animated film showreels or games.

OVERVIEW

The BA (Hons) Visual Media with Animation or Game Design is an honours degree accredited by the University of Dundee, Scotland.

The BA (Hons) Visual Media with Animation has been designed to build upon the HND in Classical and Computer Animation. It is a two year top up course where students are challenged to develop and integrate their creative, technical, and academic skills in a structured way, producing both individual and group films. The course 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 students produce collaborative animated films, which screen annually at the Graduate Showcase along with the game trailers.

The BA (Hons) Visual Media with Game Design is designed to build upon the HND in Creative Media Production (Game Design). It is a two year top-up course where students are challenged to develop and integrate their technical, creative and academic skills in a structured way. Course content includes game concept design, asset creation, iterative game prototyping, feedback analysis, and game production. At honours level the learning is largely self-directed and the students collaboratively produce a fully functioning game in a dedicated studio classroom designated for the group. Live play, along with promotional trailers, screen alongside animation shorts at the annual Graduate Showcase.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Design and Technology
  • Theory
  • Professional Practice
  • Applied Theory
  • Production
  • Life Drawing or Game Design

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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