CT5035: Games Professional Awareness

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CT5035: Games Professional Awareness

Module Title Games Professional Awareness
Module Code CT5035
Module Tutor Andre Van Rooijen
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This module studies the construction of a game and the methods applied in that construction within a team context. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the context for their work, i.e. the demands of working in multidisciplinary teams working to tight deadlines. They will be able to assess their own performance in such settings. Students will have experience and respond to criticism of their work in this setting.

Indicative Syllabus

Students will initially study how the industry functions and then learn some of the practical methods that are used by the industry to better achieve their goals. Core topics will include developing strategies for working collaboratively, creating tools to build games and data driven games.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Understand the economic relationships within the games industry and determine the key issues for bringing original game ideas to the market,
  2. Comprehend the game production time-line and suggest methods for determining the most effective path through a project,
  3. Critically review the organization of a game production team and their role within it,
  4. Analyse the key factors when producing an appropriate technical design document for an original game idea,
  5. Develop reliable and fault tolerant build processes,
  6. Understand the social, ethical and legal issues facing the games industry.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Group work, standard, written: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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