Games Design and Digital Media

Foundation Degree in Digital Media and Games Design

Please note there may be additional charges within the course for textbooks, trips, registration and assignment fees.

Course overview

The Digital Media and Games Design industries are both rapidly expanding and increasing in use and popularity. From the prominence of mobile applications to the continued recognition of PC and console gaming, media and visual design. Courses in this sector have never been so relevant and in demand.

This course will provide you with a broad understanding and knowledge of games and digital media design. A range of technical and methodological skills necessary to analyse, design and implement the development of these media will be delivered on the course.
3D modelling and the use of game engines is one of the main focuses of the course and will give students the ability to be proficient with these tools.

Modules on the course are structured to allow a progressive learning curve using iterations for visual design and idea generation for product prototypes and full games. In order to aid your development, the course has a range of specialist equipment and software such as motion capture and virtual reality to help bring your ideas to life. There is also a good opportunity to aid with teamwork and employability skills with real world clients.

Please note that a smartphone will be required to complete multifactor log-in for assessment submission.

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points or equivalent and the minimum of GCSE English and maths grade 4 or higher or equivalent.

Applicants who are 21 and over and are currently employed in the industry will also be considered.

The College has a commitment to widening participation in Higher Education, and will therefore give careful consideration to prior experiential learning, non-traditional qualifications and qualifications obtained outside of the United Kingdom.

Course Modules

All students study all of the following modules:

Year 1

- Interaction in Games
- Games Structures
- Game Modelling
- Graphic Design
- Working to a Client Brief
- Digital Animation and Video Production

Year 2

- Group Project
- Pitch and Development
- Emerging Technologies
- Game Production
- Character Modelling
- Advanced Modelling for Games

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed through a variety of methods including written assessments, presentations, projects and practical activities.

What can I do next

After successful completion of the Foundation Degree you could carry on to do one more year at university to gain a BA Honours degree in Games Design at the University of Wolverhampton. The course also provides you with the relevant vocational and technical skills to start work in games design and digital media.