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Computer Games Design

4 Years
Study mode
Full-time with a placement (sandwich)
Study on site
BA (Hons)
Course code


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The University of Huddersfield has recently received a number of distinguished awards, including being named the Times Higher Education University of the Year (2013), and Entrepreneurial University of the Year (2012). We were also awarded two prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise (2013) and a 4 star rating by QS, an international ratings organisation (2014). Students benefit from our new Student Central building which opened its doors in 2014. This unique £22.5m hub combines access to The Library, computing, sport, leisure, and eating space all under one roof. Watch our Student Central film

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Why study this course

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.





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After the course

80% of our graduates from this course go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE survey). Previous graduates have gone on to work in a variety of roles such as Games Designer, Graphic Designer, Lead User Interface Designer and Senior Program Manager in organisations including Rockstar Games, Microsoft Xbox, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and EA Games*. *Source: LinkedIn
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