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Computer Games Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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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

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • 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

                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:

                          72

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                        • Minimum required score:

                          5.5

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                        • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                          162

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                        Academic Requirements

                        112 tariff points
                        • Typical offers
                        BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

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                        Tuition Fee

                        • International Applies to you

                          13840 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 13840 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
                        • EU/EEA 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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                        Funding


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