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Computer Games Production BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Our award-winning Computer Games Production degree course will help you achieve your dream of becoming a computer games producer or project manager.You’ll also develop the essential business expertise to start your own indie games studio and tackle the challenges that arise – from funding and protecting your innovative ideas, to team and project management, marketing, and leadership. By working with fellow students from our Computer Games Technology degree course, you’ll gain experience in all areas of game development.Our course emphasises collaboration and has strong ties with the South Coast games industry, so you'll have many opportunities to work with games companies, culminating in a year-long shippable development project in your final year.The independent games industry is skyrocketing. According to Ukie, the trade body for the UK games industry, video games contributed a record £2.91 billion to the UK economy in 2019 and the pandemic has created a huge revenue opportunity. Now’s the golden time to make your mark.**Course highlights**- Learn current industry standards by studying modules created with eminent games companies such as Rare- Build your industry contacts by collaborating with games companies- Learn from a teaching team with a mix of managerial experience and industry expertise- Attend guest lectures by industry speakers to increase your industry knowledge- Take advantage of a self-employed placement year to gain valuable professional experience- Showcase your work at our annual Graduate Show to attract potential employers and the wider public**Accreditation**This course is accredited by TIGA (The Independent Game Developers’ Association) as delivering skills relevant to the games industry. TIGA accreditation is applicable to courses meeting any of a range of games industry needs, such as programming, art, design and entrepreneurship.In 2021, the University of Portsmouth was awarded Best Educational Institution at the TIGA Games Industry Awards.**Careers and opportunities**The UK games industry has boomed despite the pandemic. Between 2019 and 2020, its generated revenue increased by 20% to £907 million, accelerating the UK's gross domestic profit to £2.2 billion (£4 million more than the previous year). In addition, almost 31,000 new jobs related to games studios were created – over 4,000 more than before the pandemic (TIGA, 2020).Over the next few years, revenue and job opportunities in the UK games industry are expected to rise, so as a graduate, you'll be well-positioned to help further expand this exciting, innovative industry.Graduate destinationsOur graduates have worked at some of the biggest names in the games industry, including:- Black Rock- Climax- Codemasters- Creative Assembly- d3t- Electronic Arts- Frontier- Jagex- Kwalee- Rebellion- SonyYou can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

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25 January

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Over 5,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
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International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling into the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 114 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 52%

    74th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    66th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    65th

    37

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