Succeeding in the field of Games Technology involves a combination of technical aptitude and commercial and creative know-how. That’s exactly what our degree programmes are intended to equip you with, meaning that you’ll stand every chance of landing your dream job once you graduate from Somerset College.
This programme incorporates our innovative use of work-based learning, to help you gain hands-on experience in professional environments during your studies. You will have the chance to work independently on a major games project that will showcase your technical talents and creative ingenuity. What’s more, the programme incorporates professional skills training at every stage, helping to enhance your chances of securing employment upon graduation.
The BSc (Hons) covers:
Final Major Games Project
Digital Sound Processing
Computer Games Prototyping
3D Graphics Programming
2D Texture Manipulation - optional module
Collaborative Working and Entrepreneurial skills - optional module
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.
Assessments will be either by assignment, examination or presentations. You will be required to undertake projects both as a member of working groups and as an individual.
All such activities are supported by training in the application and use of computers. A feature of the course is the use of in-course assessment where each module is 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.
Option of postgraduate studies.
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 such as mobile device programming, graphics, and digital art.
You should have completed a Foundation Degree or equivalent.
Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study.