University of Huddersfield Games Design
Computer Games Design BA(Hons) 2016-17
The course covers the creative aspects of games design and development and provides opportunities for you to specialise in more complex aspects of game and level design or games art at later stages of the course. You’ll be supported in developing, designing, planning and creating game ideas and concepts. You’ll also have the opportunity to produce and integrate artwork and graphical assets for computer games. We introduce current issues and ideas and emerging technologies used by the games industry throughout the course. The games courses benefit from our industry partnerships and we run an active programme of industry guest speakers. Previous speakers have included art directors, animators, illustrators and designers who work freelance and from companies including Rockstar, Formerdroid and Realtime UK.
This course offers you the chance to spend a year working in industry and we have a Placement Unit team that can support you in your search for a placement position. The University also has a number of placement positions are available in our in-house games development studio to help facilitate this. Our ‘Canalside Studios’ gives placement students the opportunity to work as part of a team developing games for a range of platforms including Xbox Live Arcade, iPhone and Android. Past students have also developed software with the NHS, The Royal Armouries and the West Yorkshire Fire Service.
Alternatively, if you are a student from within the UK or the EU, you could consider starting your own small business by applying for the Enterprise Placement Year in conjunction with the University’s Enterprise Team.
Entry requirements for this course are normally one of the following:
• ABB or 320 UCAS points from three A Levels or equivalent (General Studies is not accepted)
• DDM in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design or a games related subject.
• A Foundation course in Art and Design: Distinction
• Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered.
In addition you must have GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above.