Staffordshire University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Are you a keen programmer who wants to learn about games development in general, as well as technical games programming skills? This course is suited to those who aspire to work in an indie games studio or develop mobile games, and is also good preparation for a career as a software developer in the wider computing industry. As members of the PlayStation® First Academic Program run by Sony, we have access to professional development hardware and software tools. Using industry standard games engines such as UDK and Unity, you’ll gain experience in developing games from an initial concept to finished product. You will then pitch your games to commercial studios such as Playground Games, Team 17 and Media Molecule. As a graduate of this course you will be well equipped to work in the games industry as a gameplay programmer or indie developer. You will also have the skills to work in the wider computing industry as a software developer. Many graduates from the Games Programming Scheme are currently working in companies such as Activision, Rockstar, Traveller’s Tales, Codemasters and others.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 48 UCAS points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D* - PP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D* - P|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D* - P|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D* - P|
|Extended Project||A* - E|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H5, H6, H6, H6, H6|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||PPP|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D* - PP|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||D*D*, PP|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma||D*D*, PP|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||D* - P|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||D* - P|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||D* - P|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|