Study abroad B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Games Design & Programming course at Staffordshire University, UK


Are you looking for UK courses in computer games designing & programming? This article provides complete information about the top ranked B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Games Design & Programming programme at Staffordshire University, UK. You will get details about the fee, curriculum, scholarships available for Indian students, etc.

Those in India who are keen on pursuing a games design course abroad in UK will be happy to know that Staffordshire University, UK has announced admissions open for its B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming course at its School of Art and Design. The course is accredited by Trade and Industry Games Association (TIGA). What's more, Alphr, the online partner of reputed computer magazine PC Pro, ranked this course at the top of its list of top 5 courses for games design in UK.

About B.Sc.(Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming course

The B.Sc. (Hons) programme not only focuses on the design aspect of games, but also the programming aspect. You will thus get a comprehensive knowledge of and expert skills to truly get an in-depth understanding of what games are all about. You get initiated into the aspects of design and 3D asset creation and later move on to the nitty-gritty of C++ and C# programming elements. You are exposed to 3 key areas of games development, namely, design, engine development and the modeling aspects. Thanks to group projects, you also get to develop leadership and team skills.



The infrastructure & facilities provided towards learning are truly awesome, including the best of the best forms of contemporary technology and tools such as Blackboard VLE, forums and virtual project rooms and resources. Online resources provided to students include video tutorials to effectively learn how to create designs for computer games, 3D models & animated videos. There is even a unique hub, the Epic Games Centre, which gives you full scope to nurture their talent.

Each year, professionals & representatives from reputed games companies are invited to come to the University for development days and training. You thus get a superb opportunity to get expert tips & even possibly build contacts for your career path ahead.

Duration

The B.Sc.(Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming course course is full time one of 3 years duration, beginning in September 2016.

What you will learn

During the first year of the B.Sc.(Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming course you will get a clear cut understanding of various 3D modelling techniques. The learning modules will also incorporate the basics of programming, engine development & rapid games prototyping.

In the second year of the course, you will work with others on a project as a member of a development team. The learning modules will include advanced engine scripting and help you to develop your games programming skills in a variety of languages such as C++ and C#.

In the third and final year you will work as a senior or lead member of the collaborative development team. It will help you develop skills in the specific option you select, combined with working on both an individual project as well as a group project.

The learning modules and assessment are as follows:
  1. Level 4 incorporates modules which combine lectures with informal lab tutorials that involves a lot of interaction between the students and the faculty, with minimal traditional formal classroom lectures. It is at this level that the foundation is established for further learning modules of the higher levels.

    Assessment is in the form of written reports that detail the work done on practical projects.

  2. Level 5 also includes informal tutorials, but alongside these you will encouraged to seek out your own sources of research material. Video tutorials, lab sessions and assignment workshops will all form part of this level. Other than technical skills, working in a team and learning to meet deadlines will be developed.

    Assessment includes written reports and practical work, group work and presentations.


  3. Level 6 will incorporate modules that include tutor support by a Project Supervisor, while at the same time encouraging you self-guided study.

    Assessment at this level is done of an Individual Games Technology project and of an Individual Games Technology portfolio.

Job opportunities

On graduating with the degree, the sky is not the limit as far as your employment opportunities are concerned! You can enter the fields of technical design of games or the production field or the publishing one. You can even launch your very own games company.

Eligibility requirements

  1. A typical 280 UCAS points with a minimum of 240 points from 3X6 units and 40 from either key skills or AS levels.

  2. English language requirements include an IELTS score of 6.0.

  3. Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC): DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit Grade).

Course fee and scholarships

The course fee is £10,600 per year. The New Merit Scholarship of £1,000 is available to Indian students enrolling for the first time in September 2016. Further, the New Undergraduate Progression Scholarship of up to £2,000 will be awarded annually on the basis of performance across the full academic year.

Want more information on scholarships to study in UK? Check this out: study abroad scholarship opportunities.

Last date to submit applications: July 31st, 2016



Contact information

Enquiries Team
Cadman Information Point
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2DE
United Kingdom
Ph: +44(0)1782 294400
Contact email for further queries: Lisa.Blenkinsop@staffs.ac.uk
Website: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/
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