We have designed our BSc (Hons) Computing Games Development (Top-Up) course to meet the needs of those students with a relevant HND or Foundation Degree who wish to develop skills in Games Development.
This course enables you to develop the skills necessary to contribute to the development of computer games.
As a student on this course you will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of and experience in, the theory, practice and applications of games development.
Please note that for International Students a January intake may also be available.
Building on your previous experience of programming, you will study the theory and practice of programming for computer games.
You will also learn about computer graphics and artificial intelligence and your studies will culminate in the development of a computer games related project.
This course also offers the flexibility to pursue a subject of particular interest to you and you will engage in studies focused on developing your professional and entrepreneurial skills.
You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.
In 2009, a team of our students won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award after winning a national competition Dare to be Digital, a video games development contest organised with Channel 4.
We have a dedicated computer games laboratory for games development specialists, as part of our iconic IT complex, together with a New Technologies Lab.
As a Games Development student you will have the opportunity to benefit from the support and expertise of your fellow students by joining our established ‘Games Society’, where you could find yourself competing in national competitions.
Graduates from this course may pursue a career in the games industry such as games programmer/developer. In addition, you could become a programmer, system developer or technician.
Successful completion of the course will also allow you to continue your studies at postgraduate level.
Your studies will enable you to combine technical understanding with relevant methodologies to build and test a computer game.
You will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structure of a computer game, specifically regarding the software development process and relevant computational aspects.
At the end of this course, you will be able to gather, analyse and interpret information from a range of sources and to devise solutions to problems based on evidence, which you will be able to implement and evaluate. You will develop the skills you need to effectively communicate your findings and to work both independently and as part of a team.
Our course will prepare you to apply the personal, organisational and professional skills, necessary for self-learning, that are essential for continuing professional development within the worldwide Computing and Computer Games Industry.
Accredited by the British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT, for IEng
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course