WD 168 – BSc (Hons) in Entertainments Systems

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CAO and Third Level

Course description

Course code: WD168 What is the BSc (Hons) in Entertainment Systems? Entertainment Systems is the study of content generation for digital multimedia systems, its motivations, qualities and technical frameworks and the presentation of computer-based content to mass audiences in a clear and cohesive manner. The course on offer has two thematic streams-Games and Music Technology. The course has been designed so that other streams could be added as the course becomes more established, for example an audio/visual specialisation. As part of his/her study, the student will be introduced to computer science, gain expertise in software development and understand the architecture of computers, their networks and infrastructure so as to fully understand the lifecycle of data on ICT systems. The student will understand the different forms that multimedia data can take. With respect to games, the student will learn to understand the games development process, games design theory, 2D and 3D games creation and how to exploit the potential of a range of games consoles. With respect to audio, the student will learn about acoustics, psychoacoustics, music theory, audio creation and editing tools and production techniques. All students will be conversant in multimedia trends and be able to apply generic solutions to specific emerging trends.