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Games Design Visual Media BA (Hons) Degree Level 8

Course Code CDA1G

NFQ Level 8

Duration 2 Years

Award BA Honours Degree in Visual Media – Animation (University of Dundee)

Two year course where students design and develop a fully functioning game in industry standard studio while studying for an honours degree

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Why choose this course?

The BA in Games Design Visual Media is an honours degree awarded by the University of Dundee, Scotland. As a two-year top up course, it is designed to build on the HND in Creative Media Production (Game Design) challenging students 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. Students collaboratively produce a fully functioning game in a dedicated studio classroom. Live play, along with promotional trailers, screen alongside animation shorts at the annual Graduate Showcase.

What will you study?

Year 1

  • Game Design
  • Design and Technology
  • Visual Media Theory
  • Professional Practice

Year 2

  • Applied Visual Media Theory
  • Visual Media Production

What do you need to apply?

Portfolio Guidelines

  • Students applying for the Games Design Visual Media BA Hons Degree should bring to the interview an original portfolio of your best work completed within the past year.
  • Portfolio should include evidence of game design, game production, research, academic writing and conceptual development. All work must be original and recent.

Career Opportunities

  • Many of our graduates have gained employment in world-class gaming companies.
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