Postgraduate study
Computer Games

PgCert Professional Development for Games and Animation

This programme focuses on professional development, self-reflection and work- based learning and will appeal to learners from computer animation and games disciplines who wish to enhance and broaden their career prospects.This course is restricted to Teesside University graduates – see entry requirements for further details.

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 semester

More part-time details

  • 1 week FT followed by 1 day a week blended learning
  • Enrolment date: 9 January 2017
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342602
  • Fee for UK/EU students
    (from Sept 2017 entry): £1,530
    More details about our fees
  • NOTE: Teesside University graduates may be eligible for a full fee waiver, subject to terms and conditions. See entry requirements for details.

Contact details

  • Facilities

    Computer Games

    Teesside has fantastic state-of-the-art facilities for games students including high-end computers with dual screens and where appropriate Wacom graphics tablets. Highly specialised facilities include a motion capture studio, Kinect lab, a dedicated games lounge equipped with an array of consoles and life drawing studios.

 

NOTE: Teesside University graduates may be eligible for a full fee waiver, subject to terms and conditions. See entry requirements for details.

Designed for Teesside University animation and games graduates, this unique funded course will boost and expand your employment prospects with the support of an industry mentor. Mentors from the games and animation industry are allocated to each student to provide up-to-date industry relevant advice on your portfolio development and career plan.

This course has been designed with a blended learning approach to be as flexible as possible for each student’s needs enabling you to stay at home and work as you study if required. You will be required on campus for three 2 day intensive sessions in January, March and May only and we will pay for your accommodation for the short time you are here. The rest of the course is through self-managed study supported online by University academics.

You create a high impact portfolio to give you the edge in a competitive market as an employee, freelancer or graduate business. You further develop your professional skills improving communication, presentation and overall confidence – all essential for kick starting your career.

In addition we will help you to recognise your transferable skills and discover new opportunities in games, animation and related creative digital industries. You also learn how to set up, manage and sustain a successful studio and understand the importance of branding yourself and how to turn a seed idea into an attractive business proposal.

There are limited places available, so apply now to ensure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity.

Deadline extended to 9 January 2017.

Modules

Core modules

Portfolio with Professional Mentoring

Studio Development and Professional Practice

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

The programme adopts a range of learning and teaching methods including:

  • interactive workshops and studio sessions

  • structured mentoring sessions

  • case study evaluation and critique

  • individual and/or group presentations

  • online learning, which may include online tutorials, webinars, discussion forums and conference calls.


The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is used to support learning, providing access to pre- and post- reading and activities, group discussion boards and extension activities. A distinctive feature of this programme is its focus on work-based learning and you have the opportunity to conduct individual or group work-based activities.

How you are assessed

The programme adopts a range of assessment methods which support the reflective and work-based nature of the programme. These include a case study analysis and associated reflective evaluation of the games, animation or related industries, a professional portfolio and career development plan and the completion of a work-based research project.

Career opportunities

Regardless of the degree subject you have studied, this programme is specifically designed to facilitate your transition from academic study to a successful career in the workplace.

Entry requirements

This course, and the 100% fee waiver is restricted to Teesside University graduates (graduating from a full-time undergraduate course) from the academic year 2015-16 who:

  • are not currently in employment or are in employment but earn a taxable income of not more than £15,000 per year, and

  • are not enrolled in further study.


For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 semester

More part-time details

  • 1 week FT followed by 1 day a week blended learning
  • Enrolment date: 9 January 2017
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342602
  • Fee for UK/EU students
    (from Sept 2017 entry): £1,530
    More details about our fees
  • NOTE: Teesside University graduates may be eligible for a full fee waiver, subject to terms and conditions. See entry requirements for details.

Contact details

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