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Computer Games Design & Development BSc (Hons)

University of Winchester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Learn from a specialist team of research-active academics who work at the forefront of the computer games field- Gain real insight and hands-on experience into what designing and developing a game is like within a professional studio environment- Grow your career and confidence in taking on new challenges and responsibilities in this thriving sector- Access a wide range of specialist software and tools including a dedicated computer science, software engineering and digital media design laboratories in a state-of-the-art new development- Develop an appreciation of the wider role digital technologies play in an organisational context- Benefit from interdisciplinary cross-department specialists within Winchester Business SchoolIf you are seeking to develop your interest in computer games into a set of creative and technical skills to help start a career in this exciting and expanding industry, then this programme provides an excellent opportunity to do just that.At its core, our Computer Games Design and Development programme is designed to enhance your understanding of technical games design and development. You will study the latest techniques and resources for developing standalone, web-based and mobile games, featuring gripping graphics and animation. In the process you will become familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games and programming languages relevant to games development.By undertaking a series of real game development projects, you will gain theoretical knowledge and have the opportunity to gain practical experience.The programme utilises expertise from across the University of Winchester including the Department of Digital Technologies. You will benefit from research informed teaching and an excellent working and learning environment.In Year 1, you are introduced to the key concepts and tools underpinning game design and development. You study Game Design and Development Principles; Team and Project Planning; Game Design and Development Projects, and Team and Project Mapping.In Year 2, you can choose to study Game Design Focus or Game Development Focus, and either Game Design Practice or Game Development Practice. The modules you choose are complemented with Research Case Study and Project Focus courses.In your final year, you can opt for either Negotiated Game Design Placement or Negotiated Development Placement, along with an Enterprise Focus module. Then you can choose a Final Project in either Negotiated Game Design or Development. There is time to work on a Professional Portfolio and to undertake a Major Research Project in an area of special interest.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 96 - 112

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required


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University of Winchester

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  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

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