Course Information

BA (Hons) Degree in Visual Media Arts - Game Development (1 year Top-up) (Validated by The Open University)

The Open University

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 19
Total Hours: 570
Fee: 4530
Places Available: 14
Course Coordinator:

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 13
Total Hours: 390
Fee: 1180
Places Available: 10
Course Coordinator:


The BA Honours Visual Media Arts is a hands-on production course that will enable those passionate about the Visual Media Arts to create exciting Visual Media Products to professional standards, develop original production proposals and showcase their portfolios at the End of Year Exhibition and Networking Event to industry professionals. Working closely with industry experts the BA (Hons) in Visual Media (Top Up) ensures that all our graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in the competitive world of visual media. Modules will guide students through project research, production design and art direction, development and final presentation in the Visual Media Arts specialism of their chosen pathway.

Additional Information

  • Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here
  • Download the full programme specification here

  • Teaching Delivery Statement

    The teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners

    Optional Modules

    Optional Modules include:

  • Experimental Film,
  • Advanced Games Engine Techniques or Multitrack Recording.
  • Assessment Method

    Assessment will consist of portfolio-based development projects with a significant emphasis on practical skills and creating and promoting an industry standard body of work. Associated documentation and understanding of specialist visual media practices will also be assessed throughout the year. Students will be required to research, propose and undertake an individual Final Major Honours Project during this year with final presentation at the End of Year Exhibition.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful Learners may progress directly into creative careers or to other universities to undertake further studies at Masters degree level or similar. Entry requirements and conditions vary according to each institution.

    Entry Requirements

  • Foundation Degree,
  • Diploma in Higher Education or a Higher National Diploma in a Media/Film/Games related subject, based on a 50% merit or above profile.
  • GCSE Grade C in English and Maths (or equivalent).
  • *In the event of over subscription entry criteria may be enhanced. Refer to general entry requirements.