**Why study this course?**
The BSc Games Animation, Modelling and Effects (GAME) degree course is an innovative undergraduate degree that will provide creative game artists with a number of core modules as well specific artistic skills to enable you to develop the specialist knowledge and skills needed by the games industry.
As an artist you will develop your computer graphics skills, both artistically and technically. You'll learn about subjects including modelling, rigging, animation, texturing, lights/cameras, visual effects (VFX) and rendering.
A number of core modules are provided as part of the degree to enable game artists and game programmers to work together and achieve common goals: such an approach is fundamental to the workflow within the games industry. In addition both groups will also work with each other using their specialist art/programming skills to design and produce joint collaborative games.
Successful completion of the course will prepare artists for a range of positions from concept, technical, texture and VFX artist to character/model builder, animator and graphic designer.
**More about this course**
Designed after research and consultation with computer games professionals and games industry body TIGA - www.tiga.org - this innovative degree will enable artists to develop their computer graphics skills, both artistically and technically - including modelling, rigging, animation, rendering, texturing, lights/cameras and visual effects (VFX).
This undergraduate degree in Games Animation, Modelling and Effects will enable you to gain an excellent education in the area of games design and development. Each module has been designed with your computer games career in mind.
First year modules include:
Digital Design and Image Making
Introduction to Drawing and Animation
Second year modules include:
Core - Modelling and Texturing
Digital Toy Design
Advanced 3D Modelling & Animation
Moving Image and VFX
Third year modules include:
Advanced Scripting for Graphics and Games
Work Related Learning II
Games Asset Development
Visual Effects for Computer Graphics and Games
Students will be assessed (primarily) by summative coursework assignments. On-going formative assessment is also undertaken during set (timetabled) classroom times. Formative assessment will be a regular feature of the semester, encompassing peer review, opportunities for QA (Quality Assurance), detailed feedback and guidance from tutors.
Summative assessment such as coursework, presentations and group work will require students to:
Model and provide optimal solutions for a given scenario
Demonstrate an understanding of application work flow
Write and present verbal and written reports on development and application-based approaches to problem solutions.
Summative assessment such as unseen examinations generally will not be used in the course (with the exception of a small component of one of the Level 4 modules - 3D Modelling).
The course assessment on the degree is spread over a period of time to give students the maximum opportunity for achievement. This should also ensure that students are able to submit work to a standard that meets the assessment required on each module and that they have the opportunity to work at the highest level possible.
The proposed course assessment schedule for this new degree will conform to the agreed assessment tariff.
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