Humanities & Social Science,
CourseComputer Games Programming BSc (Hons)
Full-time | Four years with a placement option
A constantly evolving sector, the multibillion-pound computer games industry is now worth more than double its value in 2007. This offers graduates extensive career opportunities in a rapidly expanding field.
This course provides an opportunity to develop your interest in computer games into a set of skills which will help you start a career in this exciting industry.
You will study the latest techniques and resources for developing standalone, web-based and mobile games, featuring exciting graphics and animation, becoming familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games and programming languages relevant to games development.
This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
Teaching covers a range of topics, including an introduction to C++ programming, game architecture and design, and game engine architecture, ensuring you are fully familiarised with programming languages and paradigms relevant to games development.
Benefit from our industry-standard game development studios, featuring some of the latest technologies for playing and developing games on a range of platforms. They are equipped with a mixture of high-specification gaming PCs, consoles and game development software.
Become part of a vibrant community by joining our Game Society or E-Sports Society. You can build on what you learn on the course by playing games, taking trips to professional gaming events, and competing in tournaments. Our Games Development Society will give you the chance to work alongside Game Art students in games jams.
Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Students have been able to visit top tech companies in San Francisco and test out their espionage and surveillance skills in New York.
Graduates have pursued careers as games programmers, artificial intelligence programmers, graphics programmers, 3D modellers and web systems developers.