Computer Games (Design) with Digital Arts Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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Course info

UCAS CODE II63
If you’re looking to study a computer games or digital arts degree, but don’t have the relevant qualifications or experience, this foundation year will help you develop the core skills and knowledge to progress onto one of our related industry-focused undergraduate degrees.You’ll cover key subject areas such as game art, game design, animation, CGI, VFX and code, and work on exciting practical projects designed to help you learn key digital design skills. You’ll also be supported to develop key ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

Computer Science
WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2022 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
32nd / 95
CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
117th
CUG subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
109th

Start date and duration

Start date
18-SEP-23
Full Time
4 Years

Computer Games and Animation

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 83 = 17% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
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Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Computer Games and Animation graduate salary at this uni
£20,000
UK Computer Games and Animation graduate salary
£25,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, September 2022

Entry requirements
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Computer Games and Animation

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Computing
30%
Mathematics
24%
Business Studies
12%
Physics
11%
Media Studies
10%

Tuition fees

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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£12,600 per year
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£12,600 per year
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Latest Computer Games Design reviews

Computer Games Design
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Student Reviewer
30 Oct 18

Computer Games (Design) BA (Hons)

Great ! The classes are interesting and i have the feeling of learning then in my spare time i am allowed to use the...
SR
Student Reviewer
16 Jan 18

The overall university experience so far is excellent. The course offers a lot practical work and the lecturers are...

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How Computer Games Design students rated:

Student rating ( 4.3) 13 reviews

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Student rating ( 4.1) 1,195 reviews

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Solent University (Southampton)
CUG ranking
117th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.1)
Everything Solent University does is focused on student-student learning, student life and graduate careers. The university provides the skills, knowledge, and practical experience a student will need, as well as all the things employers are looking for. So, when students at Solent University graduates, they already feel like a professional. With over 160 years of history, 11,000 students and staff call Solent University home. With more than 200 qualifications ranging from HNDs to PhDs, the university’s lively student community made up of over 100 different nationalities – gives the campus and classrooms a diverse, multicultural feel. Courses are designed to help students prepare and build themselves a fantastic future. Students are taught the latest knowledge and learn practical and professional skills from day one.

Where you'll study

Solent University (Southampton)

East Park Terrace Southampton
SO14 0YN United Kingdom Nearest train station: Southampton Central  0.4 miles away

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