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Computer Games Design (with a foundation year) BSc

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

Our Computer Games Design degree explores the creative and technical aspects of games production, giving you the necessary skills to develop, produce and publish games titles. This course is accredited by the industry games body TIGA, and will give you the skills to become a 3D artist, animator or games designer. We work closely with industry partners to ensure that course content remains relevant, giving our students excellent networking opportunities in the games industry. You’ll develop your skills by using industry standard software and hardware such as Autodesk Creative Suite and the Unreal and Unity games engines. Using professional techniques acquired through lectures, tutorials, seminars, and industry workshops, you will develop a portfolio of industry standard work. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design. If you choose to complete one of our sandwich courses with a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. At the start of your course you will be taught in a combined lecture/tutorial method delivered in a lab. As you progress through the course you will be encouraged to seek out your own sources of research material and demonstrate this via log books. Your learning will be supported by our excellent online VLE and Digital Communities. Towards the end of your study you will drive your own learning, as traditional teaching is replaced by tutor support. Project tutors will help guide you towards the creation of a games industry portfolio and encourage you to reflect on your next career move. Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark.

Graduates from our Computer Games Design degree are in high demand, working across many vibrant fields in the Games Industry. Our graduates have gone on to work at many studios such as games design at Creative Assembly, vehicle artists at Rockstar North, environment artists at Cloud Imperium, Level Designers at Codemasters, Technical Artists at Splash Damage, Character Artists at Naughty Dog, Animators at Centroid Motion Capture and many more.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

New industry-standard e-sports and games design facilities at the main Stoke-on-Trent campus and London campus, Digital Institute London.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 110 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    124 52%

    67th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    8th

    39

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