Creativity and technology come together in this two-year accelerated degree, introducing you to the exciting and expanding gaming industry. This course starts each September and is awarded by the University of Surrey.
Gaming has become more than a leisure activity in today’s society. With advancements in technology, artificial intelligence and even competitive gaming, it is no surprise that the industry is a fast-growing and popular career choice.
At Farnborough, you can look forward to learning in our dedicated IT suites. You will use modern software and dynamic equipment, including our Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets.
Within this degree you will explore the core principles of game design and development, looking at the process of taking an idea from conception to completion. You will learn how to create a concise and meaningful journey for players, exploring a wide understanding of design principles, player psychology, storytelling and more. You will also discover the creative and technical processes involved in creating games, including 3D modelling, animation and high-quality software coding.
This new degree is being designed to launch in September 2020 and is subject to change and validation.
This degree is suitable for those with a creative mindset, who are passionate about working within the gaming industry. You might currently be studying a Level 3, A Level, or Access to Higher Education course, be returning to education after a break, or wish to transfer from another higher education institution.
You will gain experience creating games using contemporary software engines, such as Unity. You will learn about the range of processes involved, including visual, sound and script design, and relevant programming languages such as C#. Through this you will also discover how to produce innovative and creative experiences, as well as the importance of working closely with developers, designers and artists to create a quality product to schedule.
|Fee Per Year||£8000|
Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
You will be taught using a variety of techniques, many which take advantage of technology. This includes lecture-based presentations, practical sessions, individual and group project work, and individual presentations.
You will normally be assessed throughout your course to test your understanding within each module. This will be done through a combination of written assignments, presentations, formal examinations, project proposals, and a dissertation.
There are a wide number of careers where your new degree will be relevant. Some of the examples below may require extra training and experience first. Please speak to our careers advisers to discover which career routes are best for you.
Jobs directly related to game design and development degrees include:
Jobs where a degree in game design and development might be useful include:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
UCAS Code – GDG1
Institution Code - F66
Applications are considered on an individual basis, and we recommend that you apply even if you are not sure that you meet the criteria above.
If English is not your first language, evidence of your ability will need to be supplied with your applications. IELTS 6.5 is required.