Games Technologies

Newcastle College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newcastle College Group
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Course summary

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This course considers the latest technologies in the computer games industry and will allow you to specialise in games design or games development. The course will introduce you to concepts which distinguish between the development and design of games with a focus on PC and mobile game platforms. You will learn how to model environments in 3D and write code for the game logic. You will be given student membership of the British Computer Society (BCS), allowing you to participate in continuing professional development activities and events. You will also benefit from guest lectures and question and answer sessions with experts from industry. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to undertake work placements and manage live projects from industry, giving you valuable work experience to help you to secure employment upon graduation. You may choose to pursue a career in games production, games asset development or games animation or in a related field. Academic progression is available through our one-year BSc (Hons) Games Development (Top-up) degree.

Course details


Year One: Academic Study Skills, Agile Games Development, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Productivity and Creativity, Fundamentals of Programming, 3D Environment Modelling, Games Design, Work Related Learning. Year Two: Games Engines, Professional Development, Productivity and Creativity (Character Modelling or Multiplayer Games Programming), Animation for Games or Mobile Games Development, Further Games Programming, Work-Based Learning .

Assessment method

You will learn via written practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study. Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case-studies, peer assessments, work-based projects and time-constrained assessments.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 codeII61
Institution code N23
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma Please contact Admissions through [email protected]
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM
Scottish Advanced Higher CC

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C(4) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Games Technologies at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS