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Hello

I have a few questions about this course, if this is the wrong place to ask some of them please forgive me.

-Do you have to decide beforehand if you want to do a placement year, study abroad or professional placement (3rd year from what I can see) or can you explore this option during the course?
-How are the job prospects once finishing the course? Should there be no luck in the gaming industry, will there be enough knowledge about Computing to pursue a job in another sector?
-And lastly, are there any resources you can recommend to better prepare for this course? I've already started playing around with Unreal Engine 4, and learning some C++ in my spare time. Any advice is appreciated.

As a side note, I am currently enrolled on a Level 3 Access to HE in Computing at Coventry College.
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Hello

I have a few questions about this course, if this is the wrong place to ask some of them please forgive me.

-Do you have to decide beforehand if you want to do a placement year, study abroad or professional placement (3rd year from what I can see) or can you explore this option during the course?
-How are the job prospects once finishing the course? Should there be no luck in the gaming industry, will there be enough knowledge about Computing to pursue a job in another sector?
-And lastly, are there any resources you can recommend to better prepare for this course? I've already started playing around with Unreal Engine 4, and learning some C++ in my spare time. Any advice is appreciated.

As a side note, I am currently enrolled on a Level 3 Access to HE in Computing at Coventry College.
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I currently study Games Technology and am more than happy to help in any way possible.

So, to answer your questions:

-For placement year, you won't have to decide beforehand, you can seek out a placement during your 2nd year and make your choice of going on a placement year or continuing to 3rd year at that point.

-For job prospects, there's a vast array of different jobs that this course can lead to within or outside of the game industry. Students are taught a wide range of skills from programming to asset creation for games, you'll be able and ready to work in different areas of the industry.

Outside of the games industry, Games Tech at Coventry University gives you a very solid and in-depth understanding of programming and diverse coding languages that will be able to open gates to various technical career paths in general programming related jobs.

-For the last question, you won't need much knowledge before starting the course as Games Tech aims to train you as a game developer from A to Z. But if you want to prepare and be ready, I recommend playing around with the Unity Game Engine (there's a lot of tutorials here: https://unity.com/learn), testing a 3D modelling environment of your choice (Blender, 3DS Max) and practising C++/C#. The priority would definitely be getting a base understanding of Unity.

As I said, don't worry about preparing too much though, the course will teach you what you need to know. As long as you have a passion for game development and are ready to work hard, you should have no problem studying Games Tech at Coventry University.

I hope that helped, feel free to ask if you have any more questions.

-Chris
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Hi!
I currently study Games Technology and am more than happy to help in any way possible.

So, to answer your questions:

-For placement year, you won't have to decide beforehand, you can seek out a placement during your 2nd year and make your choice of going on a placement year or continuing to 3rd year at that point.

-For job prospects, there's a vast array of different jobs that this course can lead to within or outside of the game industry. Students are taught a wide range of skills from programming to asset creation for games, you'll be able and ready to work in different areas of the industry.

Outside of the games industry, Games Tech at Coventry University gives you a very solid and in-depth understanding of programming and diverse coding languages that will be able to open gates to various technical career paths in general programming related jobs.

-For the last question, you won't need much knowledge before starting the course as Games Tech aims to train you as a game developer from A to Z. But if you want to prepare and be ready, I recommend playing around with the Unity Game Engine (there's a lot of tutorials here: https://unity.com/learn), testing a 3D modelling environment of your choice (Blender, 3DS Max) and practising C++/C#. The priority would definitely be getting a base understanding of Unity.

As I said, don't worry about preparing too much though, the course will teach you what you need to know. As long as you have a passion for game development and are ready to work hard, you should have no problem studying Games Tech at Coventry University.

I hope that helped, feel free to ask if you have any more questions.

-Chris
Hello Chris

Thank you very much for the detailed information. I really like the look of this course.

Meanwhile I will continue to learn what I can and I will also look into Unity.

Your reply has been very helpful. Hopefully I get an offer (the wait is killing me!)

Take care!
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Just applied for the game tech course.Any advice on finding funding for a PC that can run industry programs like UE4 and Houdini?
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Just applied for the game tech course.Any advice on finding funding for a PC that can run industry programs like UE4 and Houdini?
Hi!

For equipment funding, I'd recommend having a look at the scholarships and funding opportunities found at the following link:
https://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-.../scholarships/

If you have any further inquiries about the funding or would like more specific information, get in touch with Coventry University's funding support team at the following email address:
[email protected]

Finally, as a student on the Games Tech course at Coventry University, you will have access to specialist high performing computers to do your work and use the necessary software. So if you are unable to secure funding, having a powerful computer of your own is not a requirement to do the course.

I hope that helped, feel free to ask if you have any more questions!
-Chris
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