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Bachelor Of Arts In Game Design and Production

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and Production has been structured to develop knowledge, skills and competence in game design and production for candidates aspiring to enter into careers in this industry to prepare graduates to enter the industry with the capacity to be productive with minimal additional training. The programme will contribute to the growth, quality and competitiveness of game production on the African continent and good prospects of taking up employment opportunities with the SA gaming industry.


Course Aims:

The curriculum has been crafted to expose students to both the design and production aspects of gaming with a strong focus on technology and creativity generally expected and required in this industry. Graduates will be able to gain employment in the industry and will also be able to access further studies at NQF 8 in relevant fields.


QUALIFICATION
Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and Production

SAQA ID: 94949; Duration 3 years; NQF Level 7;

 

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg

Skills

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Game Storytelling, Game Theory and Production Principles
  • Programme Codes and Scripts using Unity
  • Scripting using C#
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • The History of Game Design and Development
  • Game Studies
  • Asset Design and Digital Imaging
  • Asset Design using 2D and 3D Animation
  • Academic Literacy and Research skills

Careers

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Animator
  • Game Designer
  • Game Developer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • VFX Artist
  • Gaming Programmer
  • Game Writer

Modules

Bachelor Of Arts In Game Design and Production
VIEW MODULE DESCRIPTIONS
SEMESTER 1 - YEAR 1
Academic Literacy Asset Design 1: Game Aesthetics Game History Game Studies 1: Storytelling
Media Studies Introduction Scripting 1: Introduction
SEMESTER 2 - YEAR 1
Asset Design 2: Digital Imaging Game Production 1: Analogue Game Studies 2: Game Theory Media Literacy
Scripting 2
SEMESTER 3 - YEAR 2
Game Production 2 Marketing & Social Media Research Basics Scripting 3
Work Integrated Learning
SEMESTER 4 - YEAR 2
Asset Design 3: 2D Animation Finance & Distribution Game Production 3: Finishing Game Studies 3: Technology
SEMESTER 5 - YEAR 3
Asset Design 4: 3D Animation Final Research Component Game Studies 4: Mechanics Scripting 4
SEMESTER 6 - YEAR 3
Final Project
Modules & Module Content Subject to Change.

Key facts

  • DURATION(S):

    3 Years Full Time

  • NEXT INTAKE:

    Enrol By: N/A

    Start Date: N/A

    End Date: N/A

  • COURSE TYPE:

    Bachelor

Entry requirements

Basic Entry Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent academic learning of an NQF 4 qualification or higher, with university exemption/endorsement.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Adequate hearing abilities & adequately sighted.
English Language Proficiency

Successful applicants for all courses must be proficient in written and spoken English.

In case of TOEFL or IELTS testing, students must score:

  • 6.0 on IELTS
  • 550 on TOEFL (paper-based)
  • 213 on TOEFL (computer-based)
  • 79 (Internet based)

If an applicant is a native English speaker or has studied in the medium of English on a secondary or post-secondary level, then the English language test requirement may be waived.
 

Additional Entry Requirements

There may be additional entry requirements pertinent to your field of study, these will be communicated to you upon application.

Fees and Payments

Fees: View our current Fee Schedule for information on our course fees.

Payment Options: View our current payment options.

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