University of Cumbria

Games Development University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

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

Assessment method

• 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

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

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Course code W284
Institution code C99
Campus name Carlisle - Brampton Road
Campus code B

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 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

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 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

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.

Provider information

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University of Cumbria
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Carlisle
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