This foundation degree concentrates on the technical and artistic use of digital interactive technologies to create games, mobile apps and other interactive designs. It provides you with access to a range of software for designing and building interactive content on multiple platforms.
Computer coding forms an integral part of the course, providing the technical foundation for dynamic artistic design. You will have the opportunity to specialise in game design or app and web development as your progress through the course.
The course is built around both the theoretical and practical aspects of interactive design, which will develop your skills in contemporary industry practice and technologies. This means that when you graduate, your knowledge and skills will be directly transferable to current roles within the creative media sector.
Level 4 (Year 1 for full-time students) develops the underpinning knowledge and principles associated with game and interactive design.
Level 5 (Year 2 for full-time students) develops the foundations of understanding from Level 4 to support with the progression of more critical thinking skills such as analysing the impacts of the game and interactive industry including future trends and opportunities.
You’ll be learning in our visionary and innovative Hi Tech & Digital Centre, a world-class facility. Find out more here!
The full time fees for the academic year 2020-21 are:
BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)
Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)
Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)
Tuition fees for part-time courses commencing September 2020 are £1400 per 20 credits.
Having progressed from a Level 3 course in Games and Interactive Media at South Devon College, I knew that there were excellent facilities and levels of support. The fact that UCSD is local also meant I would save money by staying at home, which was really beneficial. The support of the tutors has helped me transition into university-level study, which has been very positive. I contributed to an employment and research scholarship, where we secured an Oculus Rift display, which I’ll be using to simulate and test some of the 3D spaces I’ve created. When I complete my studies at UCSD I will go on to complete a top-up year, before entering employment. At the moment I’m planning on working as either a graphic designer or in 3D modelling using the skills I’ve learnt during my studies.