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Computer Games

Games Design and Development

 

Course overview

You are introduced to Unreal Engine with a focus on level design and effects to create a stimulating and aesthetic environment. You understand the general production pipeline processes and become confident in creating your own scenes to interact with.

You learn through a combination of live sessions, pre-recorded material and allocated tasks. For each session you are introduced to individual tasks with the latter part of the session focusing on live feedback and guidance on a group and individual basis. You use Microsoft Teams as the primary interface.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Tuesday 6 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- creation of 3D assets, materials, particles and audio for games
- suitable file formats, compression settings and sizes used for game engines, when creating scenes
- import, manage and implement assets into a contemporary game engine.

Your practical sessions introduce techniques and building on the understanding of scene creation for a small scale game environment. You receive weekly verbal feedback on your progress. You also receive peer review and critiques at various points to aid your development.

How you are assessed

You are assigned tasks at the end of each live session, and your assessment is a single summative submission at the end of the final week.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum hardware and software requirements

- Desktop PC or Mac.
- Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9. 2 or later.
- Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
- NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher.
- 8 GB RAM.
- Unreal Engine 4.25 (available once you have registered for an account)

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Tuesday 6 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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