This course is perfect for anyone interested in studying, discussing and researching issues around games, the games industry and its players. This industry has grown steadily alongside the development of digital games as a mainstream form of entertainment and provides exciting prospects for graduates.
The course looks to position you in the operations side of the industry and/or foster your future games analysis goals. The Foundation Year will enhance your communication skills by training you in the use of a variety of media platforms and will prepare you for transition to the BA (Hons) degree.
To view the Games Cultures timetable, click here.
The Games Cultures Foundation Year is made up of 5 modules:
- Ideas Generation and Problem-solving for Media
- Major Project (Media)
- Production Skills for Media
- Team Project (Media)
- Theory and Practice in Media
Teaching will take place at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and amounts to 13.5 hours per week. To support your development, you will also be expected to undertake 23 hours, per week, of independent study.
Study & ASSESSMENT
To give you a thorough grounding in essential media techniques, and to support your personal development, you will be taught using diverse methods, which include: independent and group studio practice, technical demonstrations, tutorials, group critiques, lectures and seminars.
During the Foundation Year you will be assessed via a range of means including: presentations, practical, creative and technical projects, and written assignments.
Where Courses Become Careers
After successfully completing the Games Cultures Foundation Year you will progress onto your chosen undergraduate degree programme at Staffordshire University. Course options include:
- Digital Content Creation
- English Literature and Creative Writing
- Film and Media Production
- Film, Television and Radio
- Games Cultures
- Games PR and Community Management
- Sports Journalism
Successful applicants will typically have 48 UCAS points, made up of Level 3 equivalent qualifications, including A Level and BTEC courses. However, we welcome applications from people with a variety of qualifications, skills and experience. Each application will be assessed on their individual merits.
For more information, and to apply, visit this link and select the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College option