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What will I learn?

**Course overview**: This course involves using game engines to implement the gameplay mechanics. There is a need in the industry for graduates with a thorough knowledge of games design but also with the ability to technically implement it. You explore core games design alongside programming (C++ and scripting for game engines). You study several shared group modules where you work with programmers and artists in the development of games. In the final year you follow your own specific area of specialisation through the 60-credit project module.**Top five reasons to study this course at Teesside University**:1. Unity Academic alliance (UAA) membership: get free access to professional development and certification materials for one of the most popular real-time development platforms.2. Industry links: take part in Animex, our annual international animation and games festival featuring experts from Rockstar, Pixar, Disney and Sony.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 course provides you with a range of technical and design skills, making you the perfect candidate for a career as an independent games developer. Entrepreneurial support from University-based Launchpad helps you to start your career as an independent developer or small company. Many small studios now take advantage of Kickstarter funding to generate the funds to develop their games. As a graduate of this course, you have the skills to put forward a polished proof of concept to attract funding. As the course provides a range of transferable skills in real-time environments such as Unity and Unreal, you are also well suited for careers in virtual reality or real-time visualisation and interactive experiences.

Which department am I in?

Computing

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 16,885) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

18 September 2023

Venue

Teesside University

Borough Road,

Middlesbrough,

Stockton-On-Tees,

TS1 3BX, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 16,885) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

18 September 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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