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BSc (Hons) Games Development (Foundation Entry Route Available)

Burnley College

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  • Qualification

    BSc - Bachelor of Science

  • Location

    Burnley College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

About this course



During the first year you will develop your programming skills (C#) and apply them to the development of 2D mobile and console games and 3D levels within a commercial games engine. Additional modules will provide a taste of other disciplines within the games industry including an introduction to games design and 3D modelling. Further modules provide a theoretical and practical understanding of the hardware on which games are deployed. In the second year you will continue to develop your programming skills (C++) and apply them to the development of realistic AI and graphical applications using a graphics library. You'll be taught about the processes involved in managing the development of complex games within large teams and as a member of your own team. During the third year you will develop a physics engine and integrate it into a games engine. Extend your understanding of the more complex AI techniques used within games and given an insight into how games companies operate, along with invaluable tips on how to start a career in the industry, either as an employee of an established games studio or as an indie developer. A major component of the final year is the project, which provides you with an opportunity to draw on the knowledge and skills gained in the previous years, to develop a game or related software application.

Awarded By
This course is awarded by Buckinghamshire New University

How will you be assessed?
A variety of assessment vehicles will be used as appropriate to the module, including assignments carried out in the student’s own time, in-class assignment, workshops, presentations and formal examination. The form of assessment has been chosen so as to motivate students to achieve their best, and create learning activities for the students. The assessment vehicles for individual modules are detailed in the module descriptor.

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 104

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University information

Burnley College

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    Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 0AN, England

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