University of Westminster, London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Computer Games Development combines technology and creativity in a multidisciplinary way. The games industry is still an expanding and challenging sector with continually evolving ideas and cutting-edge technologies. It requires practitioners to exercise more ﬂexibility in software speciﬁcations and functionality, through adapting their approaches to design and management while keeping abreast of broad changes to technology.
This course covers all major technical aspects of the games development process from design to production. It aims to prepare you for a career in software development with a particular emphasis on computer games. The course provides you with a solid understanding of game technologies including programming, applied maths, computer graphics and game engines. You are supported to expand a broad range of knowledge and skills including mobile and web application development, 3D modelling and animation, and human computer interaction. To enhance student employability the course offers a number of talks from creative industry and will support your participation in prestige game competitions and digital fairs as well as industrial placements and internships.
This course will prepare you for work in an increasingly challenging and rewarding ﬁeld by giving you a clear perspective of the current nature and practice of games development. You will be equipped with the required technical and creative skills for the new era of game developers. You will gain a thorough knowledge of programming, computer graphics and game project management, together with an appreciation of the industrial environment.
How to apply
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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
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 128 points|
|A level||BCC - ABB|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM - DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||104 - 128 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE grade 4 or grade C in English Language and Maths|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points||English grade 4 HL, Maths grade 4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D - D*D*|
We are happy to consider applications that reflect a mixture of Level 3 qualifications (such as BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas and A Levels) as long as they are equivalent to our standard entry requirements. We also typically expect 4 or above (Grade C under previous grading system) in GCSE Maths and English. Please contact us with any queries regarding entry requirements, as we may be able to accommodate your qualifications.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component|
University of Westminster English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|