FdA Games and Interactive Design Level 5
This foundation degree concentrates on the technical and artistic use of digital interactive technologies to create games, mobile apps and other interactive designs. It provides you with access to a range of software for designing and building interactive content on multiple platforms.
Computer coding forms an integral part of the course, providing the technical foundation for dynamic artistic design. You will have the opportunity to specialise in game design or app and web development as your progress through the course.
The course is built around both the theoretical and practical aspects of interactive design, which will develop your skills in contemporary industry practice and technologies. This means that when you graduate, your knowledge and skills will be directly transferable to current roles within the creative media sector.
Level 4 (Year 1 for full-time students) develops the underpinning knowledge and principles associated with game and interactive design.
Level 5 (Year 2 for full-time students) develops the foundations of understanding from Level 4 to support with the progression of more critical thinking skills such as analysing the impacts of the game and interactive industry including future trends and opportunities.
You’ll be learning in our visionary and innovative Hi Tech & Digital Centre, a world-class facility.
- We consider a variety of qualifications and relevant experience, and each application is assessed on its own merit.
Year 1 modules:
Digital culture – 20 credits
Digital skills – 20 credits
Developing research and practice – 20 credits
UX design – 20 credits
Designing and pitching concepts – 20 credits
Games or interactive development – 20 credits
Year 2 modules:
Interactive narratives – 20 credits
Client based brief – 20 credits
Professional practice – 20 credits
Sound production – 20 credits
Negotiated research – 20 credits
Advanced digital skills – 20 credits
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