Games Development (with Integrated Foundation Year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS

University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Games Development (with Integrated Foundation Year)

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Games Development degree focuses on the creative development, design, and production aspects of computer games development. Situated within the suite of creative digital programmes offering you the opportunity to collaborate in an authentic creative production pipeline environment working with games designers, animators, special effect students, along with the wider Media Arts and Institute of Arts community. Course Overview Working in multi-disciplinary (creative and technical) teams through the development of computer games. BSc Games Development combines technology and creativity in a multidisciplinary way. The game industry continues to be an expanding and challenging sector with continually evolving ideas and cutting-edge technologies. This course covers the major technical aspects of the computer game development process from design to production. It aims to prepare students for a career in Game Industry with a particular emphasis on computer game development. The course provides students with a solid understanding of game technologies including programming, computer graphics, and game engines. On this course you will...

  • Work on industry-led briefs allowing you to develop your autonomy, creativity and professionalism for your chosen specialism.
  • Understand programming principles and their relation to coding development, and demonstrate developing games for new platforms and their associated operating systems.
  • Be encouraged to take a critical and analytical approach to gameplay narrative and storytelling through the simulation of collaborative studio working groups, lectures and group critique sessions.
  • Undertake group projects which will simulate the workflow of a professional studio, and be introduced to a range of research methodologies and approaches.
  • Attend workshops with guest speakers - adding value to your learning experience where you can share your work with the professionals through activities and screenings.
  • Be introduced to a range of new game interfaces and developing technologies, giving you confidence in new technical competencies with forms of interaction.
What you will learn Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon. BSc (Hons) Games Development is a programme that focusses on the creative development, design and production aspects of computer games development. You will develop your own personal iconography and technical skills through a combination of practical work using traditional and digital technologies, study of the underpinning principles, work-based and collaborative learning, and authentic work-related assessments with industry led briefs/assignments. This course aims at the development of compelling interactive and immersive gaming experiences; as well as the development and design principles of gameplay mechanics and level design for a variety of game genres applied to the creation of rich narrative and emotional experiences. Year One
  • Introduction to Coding & Maths for Games Development
  • Creative Technologies for Game Developers
  • Media in Context
  • Media Narratives
  • Professional Practice
  • Published Media Products
Year Two
  • Gaming For Game Designers
  • Coding for Games and Digital Media 1
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Creative Technologies
  • Cultural Contexts
Year Three
  • Concept to Prototype
  • Games Creation – Design to Distribution
  • Coding for Games and Digital Media 2
  • Game Technologies Workshop
Year Four
  • Project Development & Experimentation
  • Group Game Project
  • Innovation, Enterprise & Distribution
  • Research Portfolio
  • Final Major Project

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Games Development (with Integrated Foundation Year) at University of Cumbria - UCAS