Epsom, United Kingdom

Games Design & Computer Games Arts

when 15 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 3500

You will be introduced to the ideas, processes and skills needed to design and make a playable game. The course will guide you through image production, sound production and prototyping game environments while encouraging you to develop your own ideas. You will learn a range of fundamental digital making processes, including 2D image making, sound recording and editing, 3D modelling and using games prototyping tools.

You will be based in our bespoke games arts studios, using the latest technology and taught by our experienced games academics and members of our games incubator who are just bringing their first games to market.

Target group

International Students

Course aim

Week one
You will be introduced to digital processes fundamental to developing digital design and games. This will include an introduction to digital tools such as digital photography, film and editing (Adobe Photoshop and Premier) and sharing digital content online. Alongside this you will participate in various fundamental workshop processes, which begin to develop your confidence in digital content creation.

Week two
You will continue to explore the digital processes that enable you to design and develop digital games. This will take place alongside workshops which will include an introduction to computer games design, 2D and 3D tools (Construct 2, Maya), gameplay and narrative, and game prototyping. You will also have a research visit to a professional games studio.

Week three
Using the skills you have learnt you will realise your final design idea in a game jam, with support from tutors. The final games from each student will be celebrated through an exhibition. Your work should be of a standard to add to your professional portfolio.

The week culminates in the presentation of your new games, awards and prize giving.

Fee info

GBP 3500: - 12 days of academic teaching and creativity
- Accommodation for the full three weeks
- Airport pick-up and drop-off*
- Two meals a day provided through the University's refectory (Monday - Friday)
- Cultural visits every Wednesday (including entry fees)
- Programme of optional social events during evenings and free weekend time**
- UCA International Summer School t-shirt.

*Only available on advertised dates from/to London Heathrow (LHR) Airport.

** Additional costs may apply to certain optional events.
GBP 3250: Early Bird - if booked before 18th March 2019.