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

Have you got a passion for games? Would you like to take your development skills to the next level?

The interactive media and games development industries are both rapidly expanding and increasing in use and popularity. From the increased use of development focused around app design and 3D development to the continued popularity of gaming and use of web authoring, courses in interactive media and games development have never been so relevant and in demand.

This course will provide you with a broad understanding and knowledge of game and interactive media design along with a range of technical and methodological skills necessary to analyse, design and implement the development of these media. Example modules include; Games Production & Authoring, Asset Creation & Interactivity, Character Creation, Interface Design, App Development, Video Editing, Web Development and Audio Asset Creation. Students often work on live client briefs, either through their own liaison with companies or through ones arranged by the College.

The delivery of the course may be a combination of online and face-to-face delivery if required.

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points of 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 BSc 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.