Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Games Design (with a Placement Year) - Staffordshire University London

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Course summary

Staffordshire University’s established computing games have been at the forefront of the education sector, and we have now brought that esteem and innovation to London, the technological capital of the country. You will be taught in our brand-new East London campus based in Here East, in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Here East is home to high-tech businesses and leading universities specializing in industries of the future. You will be taught in open plan learning spaces with the best in new and future technology and have access to social spaces for industry networking to set you up for the best start to your career in games. On the course you’ll develop your skills by using industry standard software and hardware such as Adobe Creative Cloud, 3DS Max and the Unreal game engine. Using professional techniques acquired through lectures, tutorials, seminars, and industry workshops, you will develop a portfolio of industry standard work. Upon graduation from Staffordshire University London, you should be prepared for careers as an: Animator, Applications Developer, Games Designer, Graphic Designer, Multimedia Programmer, Software Engineer, VFX Artist, and more. In Year 1 you’ll learn about level development pipelines and games mechanics design and implementation. You’ll cover 3D modelling skills and develop an understanding of 3D games engines. In your second year, you'll work on a group project as a junior member of a development team. You will specialise as a game designer through modules covering advanced game engines, scripting and UI design. Your third year will see you become a senior member of the collaborative development team. Finalising your skillset and portfolio through individual projects and games production modules. Representatives from games companies come to the University for development and training, providing you with excellent opportunities to network with industry professionals and potential employers. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design


Year 1: Compulsory modules - Introduction to Games Design; Introduction to Asset Creation; 3D Game Props: Pipeline and Production; Introduction to Games Animation; Mechanics Prototyping; Project Management for Games Design Year 2: Compulsory modules - Junior Collaborative Games Development; User Interface Design and Implementation; 2D Games Creation; Cinematics for Games Designers; Gameplay and Quest Design; Systems Design for Games Year 3: Industrial Placement Year 4: Compulsory modules - Senior Collaborative Games Development; Multiplayer Level Design; Emergent Games Technologies; Experimental Level Design; Games Development Project

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

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