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Technical Game Development with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Summary**: This degree includes an integrated foundation year if you do not have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for entry to year one of the degree. A games designer designs the rules and mechanics of a game, a programmer implements the gameplay. This innovative course teaches you both sets of skills, combining programming and game design to equip you with the knowledge required to develop your own games or to enter the games industry as a technical game designer or a games programmer.**Course details**: Technical game development investigates game design theory and mechanics and technical application. It teaches you how to work in small and mid-scale development teams to create innovative games in a range of engines. Graduates will be ideal candidates for a range of careers in the dynamic world of game development and beyond. The course themes include: creative development of projects from pitch to prototype, games programming, games design theory and technical application, and team-based development including creating a range of game types within small and large-scale teams.We have established excellent long-term relationships with businesses giving you the opportunity to apply for summer, year-long and graduate placements with key organisations such as: Microsoft, Rare, Team 17, ZeroLight, R8 Games, Hammerhead VR, Dojo Arcade, Schlumberger, Sumo Digital and Coastsink. Placements are not compulsory but if taken, are assessed and contribute to your final degree award.**After the course**: This course provides you with a range of technical and design skills, making you the perfect candidate for a career as a technical designer or an independent games developer. The course has been developed with input from games studios who require games designers with scripting skills, offering graduates an opportunity to fill a skills need in industry. For those wishing to become an independent game developer, entrepreneurial support from University-based DigitalCity can help you to start your career or set up a small business. Many small studios now take advantage of Kickstarter funding to generate the funds to develop their games. As a graduate of this course, you have the skills to put forward a polished proof of concept to attract funding.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 64 - 80

University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

  • University League Table

    95th

  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    123 51%

    70th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    22nd

    46

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