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Computer Games Design, B.Sc.

Computer Games Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Create your own computer games and take them to market. Gain the contacts and expertise to make a unique game and sell it as part of a successful business plan. Learn through practical experience, supporting lectures and workshops. The Computer Games Design programme is delivered by University of Gloucestershire.

About

Lecturers have worked for organisations such as Microsoft, Content Master and Headstrong Games. You'll develop the design, technical and business skills needed to develop interactive games for different platforms and devices. You'll develop interactive games for product promotion and demonstration as well as training purposes. The Computer Games Design programme is delivered by University of Gloucestershire.

Core topics include graphics, animation, 3D modelling, game play, programming, audio and video, interactive design, psychology, multiplayer and collaborative working and networks. Using industry-standard software (Adobe CC, Autodesk 3DS Max, CryENGINE, UDK and Unity Game Engine), you'll design worlds, levels, characters and plots. Work with consoles, PCs, the web, mobile devices and digital TV. Through our membership of the PlayStation First Academic Programme, you’ll have access to Move.me™ and PlayStation®Mobile(PSM), PlayStation®3 (PS3™) PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®4 (PS4™). You'll do valuable work experience. Current graduates work for Dyson, Sky, Illuma Studios and Serious Games Institute.

Careers

  • Games artist
  • Level designer
  • Games programmer
  • Games tester
  • Web developer
  • Software developer

Accreditation

Learn with a COMPTIA-authorised Academy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Games Production
  • Creative Skills for Design
  • Introduction to 3D Modelling
  • Digital Media Design and Development
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • 3D Animations for Games
  • Level Design
            Other modules that can be counted toward your programme include:
            • Computing Technology Placement
            • Mobile Application Development
            • User Interaction Studies
            • Multimedia Web Development
            • Audio for Games
            • Games Professional Awareness
            • Experimental Games
            • Individual Research Project
            • Advanced Group Project
            • Advanced Concepts in Gaming
            • Digital 3D Effects
            For more info please visit the programme website.

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You need the following IELTS score:

                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    6

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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  Entry requirements

                                  • 112 tariff points
                                  • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                  • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.

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                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International Applies to you

                                    13500 GBP/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                                  • National Applies to you

                                    9250 GBP/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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                                  Living costs for Cheltenham

                                  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                    Living Costs

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