Games Design and Development, BSc Hons

Games Design and Development, BSc Hons

This programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in computer game development and/or the emerging opportunities in developing gaming content for a wide variety of industries and media. As such it provides a strong grounding in computer game development and interactive media. The emphasis is on providing an all round understanding of gaming and interactive techniques for a variety of platforms and contexts.

On achieving a set of base skills you will be encouraged to develop your skills in, and understanding of, games design and development through the production of a series of practical projects that require you to adopt increasingly creative solutions and take on greater management of the process. The final year project enables you to develop your skills in a key area of games design and development creating a deep knowledge of a specialist area and see a product through from initiation to completion. Throughout the degree there will be opportunities for you to develop independent thinking, self-management, research and analytical skills, teamwork, and the ability to communicate confidently in a variety of forms appropriate to the games and creative digital media industries.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To produce graduates who are educated in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing and the development of modern computer games
  • To understand and follow the emerging technologies in the computer games industry.

UCAS code

GG64 G BSc/IMGD

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

A minimum of 280 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications.

* Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Career options

Graduates can pursue varied careers in the entertainment and games industries. In addition, graduate positions such as multimedia specialists, video editors/producers, audio editors/producers, 3D/2D animators, web design and development roles and many other exciting areas within creative computing environments.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - CMS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

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