Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

Games Development

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Course summary

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Love playing videogames? Why not be part of a team that develops them? Games Development focuses on how to program games, from traditional software design and coding to the latest techniques employed within graphics and AI. The course also provides an insight into other disciplines within the industry (design, modelling, animation and business), to ensure you can appreciate the roles of others within a diverse team.

Course details

Modules

Year 1; Computer Architecture, Programming Concepts, 3D Modelling, Game Design, Networking, Console Game Development, Maths for Games, Level Design Year 2; Graphical Programming, Object Orientated Programming, Object Orientated Analysis and Design, AI for Games, Game Development (Team Project), Character Animation, GPU Programming and Shaders, Agile Software Development & UML Year 3; Advanced Programming, Advanced AI for Games, Physics Engine Programmer, Data Structures & Algorithms, Game Engine Development, The Game Business, Project

Assessment method

A variety of assessment vehicles will be used as appropriate to the module, including assignments carried out in the student’s own time, in-class assignment, workshops, presentations and formal examination. The form of assessment has been chosen so as to motivate students to achieve their best, and create learning activities for the students. The assessment vehicles for individual modules are detailed in the module descriptor.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeCS07
Institution code B69
Campus nameBurnley College
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Games Development at Burnley College - UCAS