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Computer Games Development BSc (Hons)

University of Bedfordshire

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UCAS CODE: G453

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The creation and production of computer games has grown to become a huge industry. According to the Entertainment Researchers Association UK consumers spent over £4.2 million on games in 2020, far more than was spent on video (including streaming services) and more than double that spent on music. As a result, there is a growing need for talented individuals to fill technical and creative positions in the sector.Computer game also play an important role in the development of new technology, software applications and digital distribution. This course follows a hands-on practical approach and will provide you with the skills to write code from scratch, modify existing code and apply and integrate different types of technology. You will be involved in a significant amount of practical work using industry standard hi-tech tools, and explore the latest developments in mobile, tablet, web and social media gaming.The course is part of the Creative Technologies cluster in the School of Computer Science and Technology and is closely related to the degree course BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects which shares some of the teaching and technology. In addition to the £40 million STEM building, you will also have the chance to work in our specialist creative technologies and game development labs, and use a range of cutting edge technologies such as motion capture, green screen, VR and XR to develop your practice and build a professional portfolio.In the first year, you will learn a variety of relevant techniques including, programming or 2D graphics for games and learn to research the market and generate ideas for original games – you will also be involved in making games from the start and will develop your game ideas into playable demos. From the second year onwards, you’ll select an area of specialism from Games Programming, Games Design or Games Graphics.**Why choose this course?**- Learn how computer game assets such as environments, character models and animations are created and integrated into games- Study in passionate, dynamic groups as you get to grips with commercially relevant software tools such as Unreal Engine, Unity, Gamemaker Studio 2, 3ds Max, Maya and Blender- Develop your team working and project coordination skills as you design and develop games- Gain experience with motion capture rigs, virtual reality and 3D sculpting- Explore the latest developments in mobile, PC, web, console, virtual reality and augmented reality gaming- Challenge yourself by solving complex creative problems and presenting new game concepts and ideas- Benefit from personal development planning which will help you research companies, discuss your future plans, develop a professional industry focused portfolio and apply for jobs

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25 January

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University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    128th

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    108th out of 114 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    101 43%

    108th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67.0 67%

    92nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    85th

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