Games Design and Development, BSc Hons

This programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in computer game development and/or the emerging opportunities in developing gaming content for a wide variety of industries and media. As such, it provides a strong grounding in computer game development and interactive media. The emphasis is on providing an all round understanding of gaming and interactive techniques for a variety of platforms and contexts. Once you have achieved a set of base skills, you will be encouraged to develop your skills in, and understanding of, games design and development. You will achieve this by producing a series read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

This programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in computer game development and/or the emerging opportunities in developing gaming content for a wide variety of industries and media. As such, it provides a strong grounding in computer game development and interactive media. The emphasis is on providing an all round understanding of gaming and interactive techniques for a variety of platforms and contexts.

Once you have achieved a set of base skills, you will be encouraged to develop your skills in, and understanding of, games design and development. You will achieve this by producing a series of practical projects that require you to adopt increasingly creative solutions and take on greater management of the process. The final year project enables you to develop your skills in a key area of games design and development, creating a deep knowledge of a specialist area. You will also see a product through from initiation to completion. 

Throughout the degree there will be opportunities for you to develop independent thinking, self-management, research and analytical skills, teamwork, and the ability to communicate confidently in a variety of forms appropriate to the games and creative digital media industries.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To produce graduates who are educated in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of modern computer games
  • To understand and follow the emerging technologies in the computer games industry.

What you'll study

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Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations,
  • Coursework
  • Project.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Careers

You can choose to pursue a career in the entertainment and games industries. Alternatively, you may find a graduate position with a multimedia specialist, as an audio or video editor or producer, as a 2D or 3D animator, or in a web design or developer role. You can also explore many other exciting areas in the creative computing sector.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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