BSc (Hons), Sandwich Including Industrial Placement
, Duration: 4 Years
The course is designed to develop strong technical game development and project management skills to enhance your employability.
We work closely with organisations such as Games Wales, BAFTA Cymru and the British Computing Society to ensure that our students always have access to cutting-edge industry related training and knowledge.
Wrexham GlyndÅµr University is one of only eleven UK regional Tranzfuser hubs that are sponsored and supported by the UK Games Fund and UK Games Talent. Our business incubation centre (The Enterprise Lounge) plays a key role in supporting this initiative and is home to several student owned game studios.
With more than a decade of evolution behind it, the course:
enjoys the benefits of close industry links with regular visits, guest speakers, presentations, discussion groups and social events.
develops the technical skills that underpin games design, development and the game art pipeline
has an excellent track record for graduate employment with many ex-students going on to work at some of the UK's most recognisable game studios
delivers industry standard theory and practice allowing students to gain valuable experience in the game development process and the management of a game studio
offers the option of an Industrial Placement Year
This course is available to study this course with an Industrial Placement year BSc (Hons) Computer Game Development (with Industrial Placement)
You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computer Game Development (four years including foundation year) UCAS code I620 or as a four-year Integrated Masters MComp Computer Game Development
UCAS code 57KS
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
Year 1 introduces both theoretical and practical skills as you will work as part of a small game development team and learn the basics of production management along with building knowledge of 2D & 3D design and development. Maths and programming also play an important role along with an understanding of the hardware used for gaming and media.
You will also explore the broader context of game development and the critical issues facing the industry today.
Digital Media Principles
Problem Solving with Programming
Professional Development in Computing: Information Engineering
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
Year 2 builds on and expands your portfolio of skills and knowledge, adding to your digital sculpting and modelling skills along with audio design and production for games. You will also learn how to design and develop apps for Android and other mobile platforms.
Critically, during the second semester, you will further enhance your development and management skills by working on two substantial group game projects utilising industry standard management methodologies and supporting tools.
Serious Games Technology
3D Modelling & Animation
Audio Technology for Games
Internet & Mobile App Development
Group Project Implementation
Group Project Design
Optional Industrial Placement Year
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
Year 3 further expands on the previous skills acquired, with a focus on professional quality and management alongside advanced practical skills.
The innovative final year group project is designed to deepen your understanding of your chosen role and responsibilities as a professional developer, further preparing you for the workplace. You will form a game development team and specialise in a technical role of your own choosing for a full academic year. You and your team will present the finished game at the annual game expo event attended by both members of the public and industry representatives.
We have strong industry links and our final year modules are designed to focus on career development to prepare you for the transition from graduation to full-time work.
Advanced Mobile Development
Advanced 3D Modelling & Animation for Games
21st Century Computing
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Game development students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their undergraduate studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the modules.
Assessment methods include the production of digital (and non-digital) games, writing technical and academic reports, compiling and analysing production data, giving presentations, writing code, producing 3D models and audio files.
At higher levels of the course, students will also be required to provide statistical evidence of work hours with supporting evidence as part of key assessment outcomes.
Wrexham GlyndÅµr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject-specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the use of digital management tools such as Jira, and through feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.
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Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £11,750
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