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Animation For Games (Top Up) BSc (Hons)

Edinburgh Napier University

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UCAS CODE: G444

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Merchiston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Do you have a passion for games? The Games Industry is the largest global entertainment industry, set to reach 256 billion dollars by the year 2025.

More than 2.5 billion people currently play games worldwide, and with continuing technological developments in hardware and software, gaming as a recreational, educational, or therapeutic pursuit, continues to grow.

The BSc Animation for Games degree is designed to provide opportunities for students coming from the FE College HND advanced entry route, interested in gaining the knowledge and skills required for a career in industry. However, if you have appropriate experience, you will also be considered.

Studying Animation for Games will allow you to develop a portfolio of work, either in a specialist discipline in preparation for a role in a team-based larger organisation, or as an independent freelancer with a wider and more generalised skill set.

Course details

During this course, you will gain an appreciation of the theory, development and application of visual and audio assets related to animation for games. You will gain expertise in bringing narrative ideas to life through design of 2D and 3D assets, and through implementation of interactive elements within game engines and audio middleware. You will also develop and understanding of the current cultural context for development and use of new types of games, giving you confidence to critique and explore new areas as they are developed.

You will study a range of theoretical and practical skills related to gaming, including 3D modelling and animation, scripting for interactive media, interactive audio, visual effects storytelling, 2D motion graphics, and team-based creative practice. You will be provided with opportunities to develop your portfolio, to focus on specialist roles through an honours project, and by working with others on a creative project of your choosing.

How you’ll be taught

The degree will comprise of taught on-campus lectures, practical sessions and tutorials.

Assessments

Assessments will vary from module to module, from practical coursework’s, project work, evaluations and self-reflective reporting.

Careers

This course will equip you for both specialist roles and provide you with a general skillset for more general independent work.Careers that you could pursue include:

  • 3D Artist
  • 2D/3D Animator
  • Lighting Artist
  • Texturing Artist
  • Games Audio Programmer
  • Games Designer
  • Games Programmer
  • Level Designer
  • Freelancer

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,170per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

HND (BTEC) :

Pass in a related subject: Computer Animation, 3D Modelling or other related subject with grade B at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s). Applications are also invited from applicants who have successfully achieved 240 SCQF credits (or equivalent) of which a minimum of 120 credits are at SCQF level 8 (or equivalent).

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University information

Edinburgh Napier University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 85 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    174 79%

    7th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    4th

    44
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    10th

    64

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