Farnham, United Kingdom

Digital Media & Games

when 23 July 2018 - 10 August 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 3

You will be introduced to the skills of digital media content creation and methods needed to design and make a playable game. The course will guide you through moving image production, sound production and prototyping game environments and help you to develop your own ideas. You will learn a range of fundamental digital making processes, including film editing, 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 being taught by our experienced games academics and members of our games incubator who are just bringing their first games to market.

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 and film (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 in an exhibition before the work is added to your professional portfolio.

The week culminates in the presentation of new games and awards.

Target group

Age 16+

Course aim

We’ll help you to develop your knowledge and explore your own artistic potential surrounded by our academic staff and other aspiring artists and makers.

We have produced Oscar-winning film makers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees.

Our high-profile graduates have been taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff who will support you through your Summer School programme.

Fee info

GBP 3: What's included in your course fee?

- 12 days of academic teaching and creativity

- Accommodation for the full three weeks

- Airport pick-up and drop-off*

- Breakfast and lunch provided through the University's refectory (Monday - Friday)

- Cultural visits to London, Brighton, Royal Windsor and Oxford (inclusive of applicable entry fee)

- Studio Tour of Warner Brothers Studios to go behind the scenes of the Warner Brothers Harry Potter film series

- 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 only

** additional costs may apply to certain optional events