BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology Top-up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
    £ 7800.00 per year
  • Centre Location
  • Course Description

    In the Degree Top-up course students will establish a high degree of expertise in the application, integration and critical evaluation of a range of computer technologies, principles
    and practices and provide appropriate experience of working on a final major creative project, developing the ability to work independently and with flair in a variety of contexts.

    The BSc (Hons) top-up follows a modular structure and takes your learning and skills to a further level.

    Modules include:

    • Final Major Games Project
    • Digital Sound Processing
    • Computer Games Prototyping
    • 3D Graphics Programming
    Awarding Body: The Open University
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  • Teaching and Assessment

    You will be taught and supported by highly experienced and dedicated tutors, and gain plenty of hands-on experience in our excellent laboratories and workshops.

    A feature of the course is the use of in-course assessment while other modules are assessed by the course teaching team using assignments, case studies, presentations and examinations. There is also an assessed compulsory period of work experience in the first year.

  • Progression Opportunities

    Graduates have gone on to roles as technical artists or games programmers, as well as a wide spectrum of other jobs in the creative media sector.

  • Career Progression

    You will have a set of skills and competencies, very attractive to employers in the games industry as a potential Technical Artist or Games Programmer, for example, as well as a wide spectrum of other areas in the creative media sector including mobile device programming, graphics and digital art.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English and Maths or Equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy. 

    Applicants with English as their second language must have minimum IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.