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BSc (Hons)Computer Games Design & Development

University of Worcester
United Kingdom, Worcester
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This degree provides a balanced education with an equal focus on the software development and game design branches of the digital games domain. It is ideal preparation for roles within the game industry, such as game designer, scripter, content programmer, games tester, general programmer, quality assessor; as well as for roles in the wider interactive media industries.

The degree takes into account current developments, such as the massive growth of the social networking and mobile games industries, and the self-employment opportunities generated by modern developer to-player retail channels (for example Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Marketplace, and Apple’s AppStore).

The course has been designed with reference to the skills, qualifications and experience required to work in interactive media and computer games as defined in the National Occupational Standards for Games and Interactive Media (Sector Skill Council for Creative Media); and the Curriculum Framework defined by the International Game Developer Association Education Committee. The course is supported by our high-tech laboratories where students will have access to industry-standard 2D and 3D game design and development technologies and applications.

This degree is taught by computer experts, game scholars and professional game developers (eg Nintendo, Sony, Atari).

During your course you will also have the opportunity to take a paid placement year in industry and study overseas at one of our partner universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Europe.

Career opportunities

With this degree you will be prepared for the following roles within the game industry: game designer; scripter; content programmer; games tester; general programmer; quality assessor. You will also be equipped for roles in the wider interactive media industries, such as designer, developer, production assistant, content strategist and programmer.

Alternatively, a degree in Computer Games Design & Development provides an appropriate platform for setting up your own business or freelance working.

If you wish to continue your studies, the Masters programme in Management or International Management would be a good complement to your first degree.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States