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LSAD CLONMEL CAMPUS


GAME ART & DESIGN BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)


What is the programme about?


The continued growth and success of the games industry both nationally and internationally has created the need for creative graduates who possess a unique blend of artistic and technological skills.


On the B.Sc (Honours) in Game Art and Design, you will learn how to create and develop high quality game content, design game levels and work with industry leading content creations tools, scripting languages and games engines. In addition to developing your artistic ability, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to produce game content for various gaming applications and platforms. The programme provides advanced modules in both the creative and technical processes involved in producing game content and will also provide you with a foundation in the business and management of game projects.


Who is the programme suited to?


The programme is suited to individuals with an artistic ability who wish to work in the games industry as game artists, content creators and designers by combining their artistic creativity with technical know-how.


Modules


Year 1: Multimedia Technology, Audio I: Audio Basics for Multimedia, Interpersonal Development, Visual Communication I, Visual Storytelling for Animation and Games, Drawing Principles I, Gaming Fundamentals, Interactive Programming I, 3d Modelling I, Animation I: Introduction to Animation, Drawing Principles II.


Year 2: Interaction Design I, Interactive Programming II, Visual Communication II, 3d Modelling II, Drawing Principles III, Illustration for Animation I, Game Design I: Fundamentals of Game Design, Game Engines I, Materials and Lighting I, Rigging, Animation II: 2D Character Animation, Critical and Contextual Studies.


Year 3: Game Level Design I: Fundamentals of Level Design, Scripting for Technical Directors, Management of Digital Media Projects, Animation III: 2D and 3D, Professional Development, Game Level Design II: Practical Level Design, Game Engines II, 3d Modelling III, Materials and Lighting II, Compositing & Pre-Visualization, Narrative for Animation and Games, Employment Placement.


Year 4: Major Games Project, Interaction Design II, Computer Graphics Theory, Effects, Media Psychology, Venture Management, Law, Copyright and Ethics.


What can I do after the programme?


This programme produces graduates with an excellent knowledge and understanding of game design, level design, game content creation, game engines and scripting. This makes our graduates suitable for employment in the gaming, animation and visual effects sectors.


The combination of creative and technical skills on the programme will ensure you are a versatile graduate who can fulfil more than one role in any organisation, thus making you highly employable in the industry.


Programme Code LC502


Programme Level Level 8


CAO Points 2015 510*


Duration 4 Years


Class Contact Year 1: 24 hrs per week Year 2: 24 hrs per week Year 3: 21 hrs per week Year 4: 9.5 hrs per week


*Points are a combination of Leaving Certificate results and Portfolio Assessment.


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish. The presentation of a Portfolio of selected work or an interview and assessment is also required.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants: A full QQI FET/FETAC Level 5 award, including a distinction grade in at least three modules. The presentation of a Portfolio of selected work or an interview and assessment is also required.


Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information. Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 51 < FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Location Clonmel Campus


Contact Mr. Richard Gavin & Mr. John Hannafin, Programme Leaders


Tel: 0504 28490 Email: john.hannafin@lit.ie richard.gavin@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC502


CAO PORTFOLIO PREPARATION DAYS


19th November & 21st January www.lit.ie/portfolio


LC502


Limerick School of Art & Design


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