Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Gameplay Design and Production with a Foundation Year

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Course summary

If you love the idea of developing exciting games and compelling gameplay experiences, this degree is for you. You will learn how to use game engines and scripting techniques, enabling you to take your ideas from concepts to playable game prototypes. It's ideal if you're interested in a career as a games designer or games producer. The course explores the fundamental principles that underpin modern games development, so you can develop fun, exciting, and innovative projects during your time with us. In addition to preparing you for the commerical games development sector, this couse will also equip you with the knowlege required for entrepreneurial careers. Our sector leading facilities include: the Epic Games Centre, hundreds of gaming PC’s, a Vicon Motion Capture Suite, VR and Mixed Reality Studios, 3D printing and fabrication, and the Maker Space. The only limit is your imagination! Our academics come from a variety of backgrounds, including fine art, games design, interactive media technology, programming, and VR. We have excellent links to the games industry, with talks and events throughout the year. You’ll have the opportunity to develop a professional portfolio and network with these companies to build contacts for your future career.

Modules

Year 1 (Foundation Year) (Core) Game Theory and Mechanics, Photoshop for Games and Animation, Introductory Modelling and rendering, 2D Games Engines Year 2 (Core) Introduction to 3D Game Engines, Introduction to Games Design, Fundamentals of Gameplay Year 3 (Core) Junior Collaborative Game Development and Testing, Advanced 3D Games Engines and Scripting, Gameplay Applications. Year 4 (Core) Senior Collaborative Game Development and Testing, Individual Games Technology Project, Individual Games Technology Portfolio.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G466
Institution code:
S72
Campus name:
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
73%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
86%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Computer Gameplay Design and Production with a Foundation Year at Staffordshire University - UCAS