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Games – Visual Media BA Hons (Game Design) 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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The BA Visual Media with Game Design 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), challenge 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.

Course Content

Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Applied Visual Media Theory
  • Visual Media Production

Entry Requirements

  • HND in Game Design, (or relevant and equivalent qualification).
  • Students for whom English is their second language, are expected to have an IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent.

Portfolio Guidelines

Students applying for the Games – Visual Media BA Hons Degree (Game Design Stream) Course should bring to the interview an original portfolio 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 companies.
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