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Games Programming (Integrated Degree) BSc (Hons)

Goldsmiths, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Whether you’re interested in indie games or AAA console game development, this course prepares you for a creative career in the games industry.Our integrated degree is an alternative entry route for students without the formal academic profile to enter into degree level study. We will help you develop your undergraduate academic skills, whilst also teaching you foundations of programming, problem solving and maths.**Why study the BSc Games Programming (Integrated Degree) Goldsmiths?**Teaching on this programme is strongly focused on practical work in real world situations, and you don’t need to know how to code before you start. You'll begin by creating simple software programs, before gradually building expertise so that you’re ready for undergraduate study. Your practical work will be underpinned by theory ranging from problem-solving strategies to professional software development models.You’ll benefit from Goldsmiths’ unique interdisciplinary approach to teaching Computing and explore how computing interacts with the arts, humanities and social sciences. And when you successfully complete our foundation year, you’ll be eligible to progress onto your chosen undergraduate degree in Computing.You’ll be developing mobile, casual, indie, and AAA console games. We’ll help you harness your creativity, expand your technical programming skills, and get to grips with the software and working practices used in the games industry.You’ll learn how program games using industry-specific tools, study game design processes, and explore how games reflect and affect contemporary society. You'll also learn to build games to professional briefs, as well as to invent and build games from your own imagination.**Build a portfolio from scratch**You don’t need to know how to code before you start. We begin from the basics and bring you to a professional level over the course of your degree. You'll have the option of taking an industrial placement year between the second and final year - an invaluable experience which enhances your career prospects.By your final year you will have developed a portfolio of games you can present to potential employers. The skills taught on this programme are also applicable to other areas of computing such as mainstream programming jobs, mobile app development, or web development.**Learn key industry-specific skills**We will teach you the technical skills you need to create games. You’ll program in multiple languages, use industry-standard tools, learn about graphics programming, physics for games, and procedural content generation. You’ll also develop professional working practices such as design documentation, testing cycles, issue tracking and version control.You’ll also learn how to think creatively about game design, studying skills such as interaction design and games aesthetics. You will become a well-rounded addition to any professional game design team within a highly competitive industry.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    129 54%

    56th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    103rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    67th

    41

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