Staffordshire University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
If you love the idea of developing exciting and experimental games, this degree may be for you. It's ideal if you're interested in a career as a games designer. this course was built with the role of a core games designer or gameplay designer in mind. You’ll focus on scripting in game engines to allow you to take ideas from concept to a playable prototype. Exploring some of the fundamental ideas underpinning modern games, you’ll develop fun, exciting and experimental concepts. Our academics come from a variety of backgrounds, including fine art, games design, interactive media technology, simulation and mathematical modelling. They’ve worked in gaming at all levels and the course leader, Nia Wearn, was listed as one of the UK’s top 100 most influential women in the industry. We have a state-of-the-art games design studio and we have excellent links to influential organisations in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to network with these companies and build contacts for your future career. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Gameplay Design and Production.
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.
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How to apply
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|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|