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Games Design and Development - Two-year Accelerated Degree BA (Hons)

University Centre Farnborough

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Creativity and technology come together in this two-year accelerated degree, introducing you to the exciting and expanding gaming industry. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.This course:• Is a two-year accelerated degree, meaning you can save a year of tuition fees and graduate sooner• Can provide a route into careers related to animation, game design, game development, and software engineering• Explores game design and development from both a creative and technical perspective• Utilises a range of technologies, including virtual reality goggles and modern softwareGaming has become more than a leisure activity in today’s society. With advancements in technology, artificial intelligence and even competitive gaming, it is no surprise that the industry is a fast-growing and popular career choice.At Farnborough, you can look forward to learning in our dedicated IT suites. You will use modern software and dynamic equipment, including our Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. Within this degree you will explore the core principles of game design and development, looking at the process of taking an idea from conception to completion. You will learn how to create a concise and meaningful journey for players, exploring a wide understanding of design principles, player psychology, storytelling and more. You will also discover the creative and technical processes involved in creating games, including 3D modelling, animation and high-quality software coding.**This new degree is being designed to launch in September 2020 and is subject to change and validation.****WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?**This degree is suitable for those with a creative mindset, who are passionate about working within the gaming industry. You might currently be studying a Level 3, A Level, or Access to Higher Education course, be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution. **WHAT WILL I STUDY?**You will gain experience creating games using contemporary software engines, such as Unity. You will learn about the range of processes involved, including visual, sound and script design, and relevant programming languages such as C#. Through this you will also discover how to produce innovative and creative experiences, as well as the importance of working closely with developers, designers and artists to create a quality product to schedule.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,000per year

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UCAS Points : 72


University information

University Centre Farnborough

  • Campus address

    University Centre Farnborough, Boundary Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6SB, England

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