University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The media and the digital industry continues growing at a remarkable pace and finding enough talented employees in these areas is difficult even now. The skill shortage has been noted repeatedly. BSc (Hons) Games Development will be a cutting edge course that will be not only an exciting development but an enhancement to the current portfolio of courses being offered at the University. Learners looking for a technically focused programme and looking to collaborate with established BA Games Design, the companion programme of BSc (Hons) Games Development is designed to introduce learners to the creative coding, technical and entrepreneurial skills necessary to be an independent games developer. Focusing on the science of game creation and developing creative coding skills and programme, marrying established success within the arts to a more programming orientated programme.
Offering a new more technically focused programme to the already established BA Games Design, the companion programme of BSc (Hons) Games Development is designed to introduce learners to the creative coding, technical and entrepreneurial skills necessary to be an independent games developer. Proposed Modules: Games Design Principles, Digital Technologies, Game Development Pipeline, Introduction to Programming, Object Oriented Games Programming, Commercialisation & Business Environments, AI Game Programming and Usability & Games Analytics
• To develop in students the skills in computer games design and development practice • iterative targeted design, planning, development and communication and management skills • To enable students to understand the nature, function and context development in computer games from technology, creative coding and programming perspective • To develop in students an understanding of and skills in critical practice in the games industry - not solely vocational 'how-to' skills but also
the ability to think critically about 'why' and 'with what effect' • To develop in students the ability to work both independently and as part of a design and development team
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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|Campus name||Carlisle - Brampton Road|
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
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||A-level in science or maths at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification)|
|A level||CCC - BBC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM - DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
|Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at Level 3|
|Scottish Higher||BBCC - ABBB|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE in English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 (or equivalent)|
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|