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Computer Games (Design) BA (Hons)

Solent University, Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Take your creative gaming ideas and turn them into marketable gaming products on this exciting undergraduate degree. You’ll work with experienced academics and industry professionals, designing and developing ideas into finished games preparing you with the skills and knowledge for a fascinating career after graduation.Starting with fundamental design tools, the course focuses on creating and prototyping compelling games that engage players and build game experiences. You'll be learning the production pipeline, and building computer games using state-of-the-art game engines. As part of your learning journey, you will also learn how to build unique game controllers, work in a motion capture studio, explore virtual reality or even build your own independent game development studio.Throughout your studies, you’ll benefit from access to dedicated gaming labs providing all the specialised software you’ll need: Unreal, Unity, Visual Studio, 3D studio max, ZBrush and Substance to name just a few. You’ll also have access to console development kits, a motion capture studio, a mobile devices lab and a range of consumer gaming/VR hardware: all for student use.Bringing a modern game to market requires a broad range of skills and specialisms. Throughout your degree you will learn to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams, bringing these varied specialisms together to create polished and engaging gaming experiences.The course team maintain excellent links with industry, and these links are often called upon for guest lectures and to be involved in the courses industry advisory board. This board supports the planning of the curriculum, ensuring you are learning the skills most in-demand by industry. Companies previously involved in the board include; Sony Computer Games Europe, Unity Technologies, Sumo Digital, Bitmap Bureau, Stainless Games, and Aardvark Swift.As a graduate from this course, you will be well prepared for a range of roles within game production. This could be working for an established gaming business, a smaller independent studio or your own start-up.The course offers many opportunities to specialise, allowing graduates to progress into a variety of paid work. Suitable positions include gameplay design, level design, UX design, simulation design, VR design, game programming, usability, quality assurance and software testing.There are also a growing number of opportunities outside the computer games industry in areas such as board game design, simulation design and toy design.This course is ideally suited to creative students who want to see their game ideas become working prototypes or even finished published games. Candidates typically come from a range of different academic backgrounds including computing, art, design and media.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,260per year

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University information

Solent University, Southampton

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    126 53%

    64th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    77th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    90th

    8

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