MCAST Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interactive Media

MCAST Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interactive Media

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interactive Media
Course Code AD6-05-15
MQF Level Level 6
Duration 3 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

or

MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in IT

or

MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production

or

2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Compulsory: Art or Computing

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This degree prepares students to work in various sectors within the interactive media industry, mainly within the 3D and development departments.  Students will be given a strong grounding in visual art and design principles, as well as visual design software.  They will acquire diverse skills, such as, web and game development, 3D modelling, and interactive design.  In their final year students will be encouraged to team up with those reading for the degree in Game Art and Visual Design, in order to develop games.
Study/Course Delivery
Assessment
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Research and investigate a broad range of historical and contemporary interactive media work and applications

2. Synthesise a range of concepts, knowledge and skills relating to interactive media

3. Apply complex theories to practical work situations in the interactive media industry

4. Use a range of digital applications in the production of interactive media work.

Core Study Units
  • Introduction to Graphic Design Principles
  • Digital Media in Visual Arts
  • Lens-based Media
  • Contextual Studies
  • New Media Culture and Technologies
  • Visual Thinking
  • Introduction to UI and UX
  • Web Development
  • Communication Skills (English)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Contextual Studies and Research Methods
  • Professional Studies and Entrepreneurship
Specialist Units
  • PHP and Databases
  • Mobile Devices
  • Psychology of Play
  • Fundamentals of 3D Modelling
  • 3D Rigging and Animation
  • Interactive Editorial Design
  • Game Engines – Beginner / Intermediate
  • Game Engines – Advanced
  • Personal Style and Self-promotion
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Game Design and Game Project Development
  • Interactive Design and Project Development: Spatial Graphics
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion After the completion of the first 120 ECTS relating to the first two years of the programme, students will be awarded a Higher Diploma in Interactive Media.
Career Opportunities
  • Web developer / designer
  • Application developer / designer
  • Game developer
  • 3D artist
  • Texture artist
  • Technical artist
  • UX Designer

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