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What will I learn?

**Course overview**: Ever played a computer game and thought you could design something better? Or been so gripped by one that you wish you had come up with the idea? Then think about a course in games design. This course includes a foundation year - ideal if you need additional preparation or if you don't have sufficient grades to join Year 1. The games designer makes great ideas become real, designing the rules and structure of a game and implementing them in the game engine. It involves working with many different people, understanding the roles of specialists who need to work together to create games. You develop 2D and 3D design skills alongside an appreciation of game mechanics and its relationship to game play, including conceptual, story, character, level and visual design. You also study game engines and industry technologies and compare their capabilities.**Top five reasons to study this course at Teesside University**:1. Industry links: take part in Animex, our annual international animation and games festival featuring experts from Rockstar, Pixar, Disney and Sony.2. Unity Academic Alliance (UAA) membership: get free access to professional development and certification materials for one the world most popular real-time development platforms.3. Real-world experience: enter GameJam events, take part in industry competitions and Beta test upcoming games before they are released.4. Career-ready: our ExpoSeries of events allow you to showcase your skills to industry professionals who are seeking to recruit new and rising talent.5. Start-up business support: we support you to develop your own business in games through our innovative Power UP Indie Games Accelerator.**After the course**: This degree offers the skills you need for a career in the games industry and provides generic skills which open up numerous other career paths. Some of our graduates have been recognised as being among the world's best young games development talent, and feature in Develop magazine's annual 30 under 30. Employment opportunities include creative director, games designer, scriptwriter, level designer, interface designer and games tester. Graduates from our games degrees have gone on to work as level designers, junior game designers, mission designers and artists in a wide range of companies including 3rd Dimensions, Atomic Planet, Bizarre Creations, Creative Assembly, Eutechnyx, Halch, Media Molecule, Microsoft Rare, Naughty Dog, Ninja Theory, Frontier Rebellion, Rockstar North, Sega, Streamline, Supermassive Games, Traveller's Tales, Ubisoft, Venom, Virtual Playground, Volatile, Weta Digital and many more.

Which department am I in?

Computing

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (US$ 15,740) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Teesside University

Borough Road,

Middlesbrough,

Stockton-On-Tees,

TS1 3BX, England

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (US$ 15,740) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Teesside University

Borough Road,

Middlesbrough,

Stockton-On-Tees,

TS1 3BX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For entry onto a Foundation or Extended programme, applicants require: High School Diploma with a grade-point average of 2.5/4 or 75%. For entry onto an Undergraduate programme, applicants require: For entry onto Year 1: High School Diploma with a grade-point average of 3.0/4.0; plus one of the following: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1290 minimum including the following minimum scores in each component, (Reading and Writing 650) and (Math 640); American College Testing (ACT) with a minimum of 26; two advanced placement tests with a minimum score of 3; Advanced entry to undergraduate: You may be considered for advanced entry to year 2 of the degree with a minimum grade-point average of 2.8 from an Associate Degree provided that you have taken the relevant subjects. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual undergraduate degree programmes.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Teesside University

‘In the heart of the multicultural town of Middlesbrough, Teesside University boasts a state-of-the-art campus’

  • GBP 300 million invested in campus over next ten years.
  • Over 85 years of innovation in education
  • Close to surrounding countryside including national parks.
  • A university that puts student wellbeing first.

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