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Taught by professional practitioners, expert academics and interesting guest lecturers, in dedicated facilities with cutting-edge equipment, this degree will provide you with a clear understanding of how to apply programming techniques to modern games creation, whilst developing your knowledge of artificial intelligence, physics, game engines and graphics programming. You’ll have the opportunity to take a 30-week work placement in the industry, allowing you to put the specialist knowledge and skills you learn on the course into a real work context, so you leave with a degree and that all-important work experience. You can also build a network of professional contacts before you enter the job market. We have regular contact with games developers across the UK and overseas, including Jagex, Lionhead, Marmalade, Goodgame Studios and Climax Studios. Students in the Department of Creative Technology are on placement in Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark, Bulgaria and Italy. Graduates can expect to move into industries including multimedia, technology, digital and entertainment to name a few. 90% of our students who study computer games and animation courses say staff are good at explaining things (NSS, 2018).
Taught modules on the course include an Introduction to Programming, Games Design Principles, Digital Technologies, Mathematics for Computer Graphics, Object Oriented Games Programming, 3D Graphics Programming, Physics for Games, AI Game Programming, Graphics & Computational Programming, Innovation, Enterprise & Business Development, Game Engine Programming. You will also have the opportunity to take an optional work placement.
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How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||The entry requirements for this course are 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points).|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification as part of the overall tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||We accept this qualification as part of the overall tariff.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|