Games and Animation Production, BA (Hons)

Games and Animation Production, BA (Hons)


Transform your passion for gaming into a career by gaining the skills you will need to produce games and animations alongside studies in other creative and professional disciplines.

The ethos of this course is to develop individuals who can respond creatively to commercial challenges, and who are able to pitch and promote their ideas and work independently and collaboratively to realise them.

This means you will gain an understanding of the key theories and creative and technical skills underpinning the disciplines, explore the markets and ethical considerations relevant to your areas of professional interest, and produce your own games and animations.

On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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Duration:
Full-time: 3 years (3 days a week)
Part-time: 4 years (2 days a week)
Start date:
September 2024
Location:
Knightstone Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: GAPR
Campus: -
Awarding institution:
University of the West of England (UWE)
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year
Part-time: £6,675 per year

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Whether you want to develop your practice in mobile, PC, console, VR or multiplatform games production, or finesse your skills in animation, the vocational focus of this course can help you break into the sector you are interested in. As well as incorporating industry standards throughout, it is taught by active practitioners and visiting experts. You will also undertake a work placement relevant to your career plans.

The course is taught in dedicated rooms in UCW’s Knightstone Campus. You will also benefit from the new equipment, modern library and bright and spacious study spaces in our new University Centre in the Winter Gardens, also in the centre of Weston.

This course also offers a comprehensive itinerary of optional visits to studios and businesses in the games and animation industry, and games conventions in the UK and abroad. In recent years and at an additional expense, students have visited EGX in Birmingham and Gamescom in Cologne, for example.

Please click on the next tab to find out more about what you will learn on this programme and how it is taught and assessed.

Please contact UCW’s HEART student services team if you have any questions. It would also be great to meet you and show you around at our next Open Day.

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Sam Stokes
Lecturer - Games & Animation

Sam, a new teacher to University Centre Weston’s games and animation production course, is fresh from the games development industry with up-to-date knowledge of industry techniques and practices. Sam has a degree in games and animation production which he completed at University Centre Weston a few years back. Specializing in 3D animation for game production and having experience animating a wide range of character models and styles. Before joining the University, Sam worked at Titan Roc Games and Meteor Pixel, creating animations for both studios respectively.
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Craig Smith
Lecturer - Computer Animation for Game and Film

Craig has an Honours degree in Computer Game Design from the University of Central Lancashire and worked for Electronic Arts for two years on titles including ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’, ‘Warhammer Online’, ‘Ultima Online’ and ‘Dark Age of Camelot’. He is currently working on his own video game, which he hopes to release in the next few years.
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Ross Bliss
Curriculum Co-ordinator - Film, Photography & Game

Ross is the Media Director of Redshift Ltd, a design and content production agency with a diverse portfolio of clients including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Co-operative Group, the Association of British Health Industries and Grand Designs Live. He also produces narrative films, with shorts appearing regularly at various international film festivals. Actors who got early breaks in these films have gone on to appear in Mad Men, Thunderbirds, Green Wing, The Tudors, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, RocknRolla and Transformers. In 2015 he produced the feature film High Tide which played in cinemas nationwide. Ross regularly provided guest lectures on film at various institutions across the country before becoming a part of the media team at UCW in 2015.
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    Sam Stokes
    Lecturer - Games & Animation

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    Craig Smith
    Lecturer - Computer Animation for Game and Film

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    Ross Bliss
    Curriculum Co-ordinator - Film, Photography & Game

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      Sam Stokes
      Lecturer - Games & Animation

      Sam, a new teacher to University Centre Weston’s games and animation production course, is fresh from the games development industry with up-to-date knowledge of industry techniques and practices. Sam has a degree in games and animation production which he completed at University Centre Weston a few years back. Specializing in 3D animation for game production and having experience animating a wide range of character models and styles. Before joining the University, Sam worked at Titan Roc Games and Meteor Pixel, creating animations for both studios respectively.
      Student - Craig Smiths image
      Craig Smith
      Lecturer - Computer Animation for Game and Film

      Craig has an Honours degree in Computer Game Design from the University of Central Lancashire and worked for Electronic Arts for two years on titles including ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’, ‘Warhammer Online’, ‘Ultima Online’ and ‘Dark Age of Camelot’. He is currently working on his own video game, which he hopes to release in the next few years.
      Student - Ross Blisss image
      Ross Bliss
      Curriculum Co-ordinator - Film, Photography & Game

      Ross is the Media Director of Redshift Ltd, a design and content production agency with a diverse portfolio of clients including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Co-operative Group, the Association of British Health Industries and Grand Designs Live. He also produces narrative films, with shorts appearing regularly at various international film festivals. Actors who got early breaks in these films have gone on to appear in Mad Men, Thunderbirds, Green Wing, The Tudors, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, RocknRolla and Transformers. In 2015 he produced the feature film High Tide which played in cinemas nationwide. Ross regularly provided guest lectures on film at various institutions across the country before becoming a part of the media team at UCW in 2015.
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        The ethos of this course is to develop individuals who can respond creatively to commercial challenges, and who are able to pitch and promote their ideas and work independently and collaboratively to realise them.

        This means you will gain an understanding of the key theories and creative and technical skills underpinning the disciplines, explore the markets and ethical considerations relevant to your areas of professional interest, and produce your own games and animations.

        On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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