Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Summary: This degree is one of the UK’s leading games programming courses and is well respected by the industry. You have the opportunity to study on this specialist course taught by experienced developers and internationally recognised researchers. Course details: Games programmers build games from the creative vision of designers and artists. Our course gives you the essential industry skills to do this. Games-specific modules take you beyond traditional software development, providing a head start for your future career. Each year culminates in producing a complete game demo, whether as a personal project using middleware, in a team of programmers working to a game design document, or in a multidisciplinary team of students. You will become a talented software engineer, technically skilled and an excellent problem solver with games industry-specific-knowledge and experience. You will have the technical expertise for a variety of careers within the games industry and mainstream computing. The course is structured around the following themes: programming and agile software engineering practices, gaming hardware and platforms (mobile devices and consoles), gameplay programming and user interfaces (multimodal interfaces), artificial intelligence, networked multiplayer games (from social gaming to massively multiplayer games) graphics, animation, physics, and simulation programming. We have established excellent long-term relationships with businesses giving you the opportunity to apply for summer, year-long and graduate placements with key organisations such as: Microsoft, Rare, Team 17, ZeroLight, R8 Games, Hammerhead VR, Dojo Arcade, Schlumberger, Sumo Digital and Coastsink. Placements are not compulsory but if taken, are assessed and contribute to your final degree award. After the course: You are ideally suited for employment in the games development industry and similar creative industries. A variety of programming roles exist within these industries such as gameplay programmer, tools programmer, middleware developer, and mobile application programmer. The course gives you a strong foundation in computer programming also allowing for a career in mainstream software development.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
It is essential for you to gain experience in being a programmer. Your modules use a combination of lecture sessions to study the theory, computer lab sessions to put theory into practice with tutor guidance, and controlled studio environments to practice your professional and teamwork skills. The course focuses on the application of the knowledge and skills you acquire. Most of your modules require you to design and develop software to demonstrate your new abilities. Your assignments are set by your tutor and you work on them throughout the academic year whilst receiving valuable feedback to guide your work.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points|
Applicants must normally include an A level or equivalent qualification in a technical subject such as mathematics, computing, IT or physics. All applicants will be asked to attend an interview. GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|