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BSc (Hons)Games Design and Development

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Overview

The video games industry is now more lucrative than the film industry, and the UK is right in the thick of it – with companies such as Hello Games and Rockstar North leading the way.

This course will set you up for a future in games design – an industry that sees no signs of slowing. No prior knowledge of graphic design or modelling is necessary, just a passion for gaming and a creative streak.

You’ll learn the technical and creative sides of the games industry – scripting languages such as JavaScript, C# and C++, as well as learning about game theory and design.

You will experience 3D modelling and the principles of creating, rigging and controlling models in games engines.
Once you have the basics in place, you will develop your games design skills through practical projects that require creative solutions. You will be able to create and market your own computer games.

- Designed for those who wish to pursue a career in computer game development and/or developing gaming content for media organisations.

- Provides strong grounding in computer game development and interactive media – Emphasis is on providing an all-round understanding of gaming and interactive techniques for a variety of platforms and contexts.

- Produce a series of practical projects that require increasingly creative solutions.

- The final year project enables you to develop skills in a key area of games design and development, creating a deep knowledge of a specialist area and taking a project from initiation to completion.

- Develop independent thinking, self-management, research and analytical skills, teamwork, and the ability to communicate confidently.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Games and Interactive Systems (30 credits)
Digital Media, Computing and Programming (30 credits)
Visual Storytelling (30 credits)
Digital Media Design (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Games Design and Development (30 credits)
Digital Media Production (30 credits)
Professionalism in Digital Media Industries (15 credits)
Installation Development Project (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.
3D Animation (30 credits)
Application & Web Development (15 credits)
Distributed Interactive Application Development (15 credits)
Object Oriented C++ Programming (15 credits)
C++ Game Programming (15 credits)
Motion Graphics for Games and Digital Media (15 credits)
Sound Design for Games and Digital Media (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Advanced Games Design and Development (30 credits)
Project (CIS) (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.
Advanced Modelling and Character Animation (30 credits)
Computing Education and Communication (30 credits)
Interaction Design (15 credits)
User Interface Design (15 credits)
3D Computer Graphics (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
Emergent Technologies (30 credits)

Career opportunities

Past students have been employed in Triple A studios such as Sega, Rare, Konami and Media Molecule as well as smaller indie studios.

Graduates can pursue varied careers in the entertainment and games industries. In addition, graduates have found positions as Virtual Reality Developers, multimedia specialists, video editors/producers, Quality Assurance testers, 3D/2D animators, web designers, in development roles and many other exciting areas within creative computing environments.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States