Course Overview

The Games and Interactive Design foundation degree concentrates on the technical and artistic use of digital interactive technologies to create games, 3D art, animation, and other interactive designs. It provides you with access to a range of software for designing and building interactive content on multiple platforms.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in game design, 2D and 3D art, interactive development, and some computer coding as you progress through the course, providing a technical foundation for dynamic artistic design.

The Games and Interactive Design 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.

You’ll be learning in our well-equipped and inspiring Hi Tech & Digital Centre. Find out more here!

 

South Devon College is now officially partnered with Epic Games Unreal Engine, this partnership will provide learners with resources and some amazing benefits. You will also have access to high-end PCs using the latest software including Unreal Engine 5, Blender, and Capturing Reality.

The Unreal Academic Partner Program recognises university and school programs that have committed to providing high-quality educational opportunities with an experienced faculty, proven curricula, sufficient facilities, and resources to create positive outcomes for students with a variety of personal growth and career objectives. Studying with an Unreal Academic Partner means that Epic will empower you, so you are prepared for an evolving and highly competitive job market with transferable skills that increase your potential in a globalised economy.

Benefits of this partnership include:

  • Advanced registration opportunities for limited-availability educational events and training
  • Advanced information on internships and hiring events
  • Featured promotion through Epic online channels
  • UE Marketplace Credits:, USD $500 initial gift and $250/semester
  • Free ArtStation Pro upgrades for authorised program students and faculty
  • Free Sketchfab for Teams license

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
3W0B
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Qualification
Foundation Degree
Awarded by
University of Plymouth
Duration
2 years (full-time) 3 years (part-time)
Location of Delivery
Paignton
Academic Year
September 2023 - June 2025 (full-time) September 2023 - June 2026 (part-time)
Fees

The full time fees for the academic year 2023-24 are:

  • BA and BSc (Hons) – £9000.00 (per year)
  • Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8825.00 (per year)
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) – £8825.00 (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2023, please contact the team on [email protected].

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

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Testimonial

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.

Jack Gladman
Jack Gladman