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Computer Games Design - Digital Institute London Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Staffordshire University brings a fresh approach to education at its new Digital Institute London. Brand new for September 2019 the Institute is based at Here East, right at the heart of the Olympic Park in London. You will be taught in new open plan learning spaces with the best in new technology and have access to social spaces for industry networking to set you up for the best start.

Here East is home to a variety of communications, broadcasting and technological businesses and the metropolis of central London just a tube ride away, meaning the possibilities for social and professional development are endless.

Our BSc (Hons) Games Design is accredited by the industry games body TIGA, who in 2018 also nominated us for the 'Best Educational Institution' at their Games Industry Awards.

On the course you’ll develop your skills by using industry standard software and hardware such as Adobe Creative Cloud, 3DS Max and the Unreal game engine. Using professional techniques acquired through lectures, tutorials, seminars, and industry workshops, you will develop a portfolio of industry standard work.
In Year 1 you’ll learn about level development pipelines and games mechanics design and implementation. You’ll cover 3D modelling skills and develop an understanding of 3D games engines.

In your second year, you'll work on a group project as a junior member of a development team. You will specialise as a game designer through modules covering advanced game engines, scripting and UI design.

Your third year will see you become a senior member of the collaborative development team. Finalising your skillset and portfolio through individual projects and games production modules.

Representatives from games companies come to the University for development and training, providing you with excellent opportunities to network with industry professionals and potential employers.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Introduction to Games Design
Introduction to 3D Games Engines
Introduction to 3D Modelling for Games
Narratology for Games

Year 2
Junior Collaborative Game Development and Testing
3D Games Design and Development
Advanced 3D Games Engines and Scripting
Game Interface Design and Implementation

Year 3
Senior Collaborative Games Development & Testing
Advanced Games Design and Production
Individual Games Technology Portfolio
Individual Games Technology Project


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 code I732
Institution code S72
Campus name Digital Institute London
Campus code 0

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field.

Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advice
A level BBC Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 112 UCAS points.
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 112tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCCCD) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
HNC (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P May be considered for advanced entry onto the second or third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 and level 5 (where appropriate). A transcript will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 tariff points from composite elements of IB
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H4, H4, H4, H4
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Some subjects will require previous study in specific subjects. Please refer to the course pages on the University website


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/

Provider information

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Stoke on Trent
ST4 2DE


Course contact details

Main Contact

01782 294000

Fax: 01782 295704