Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University has been designed to allow you to learn the industry standard programming skills required to pursue a technical career within the creative games and entertainment industry. This course is accredited by the BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – meaning you learn industry-relevant skills and can gain an industry-recognised qualification. The course incorporates the latest techniques and resources for developing stand-alone, web-based and mobile games, exciting graphics and animation. You will become familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of a computer game and learn programming languages and paradigms relevant to games development. You will have access to the Game Development Studios housing up to date technology, created for playing and developing games on a range of platforms. The studios are equipped with the latest console hardware as well as Acer, Alienware and Dell XPS machines. We also have a Valve Café software licence, which enables us to use classic Valve games such as Half–Life, Counter Strike and Unreal Tournament and also a range of game development tools such as the Valve Hammer editor. It is important for you to play and evaluate games in order to stimulate ideas and identify good practice for your own games development. In the National Student Survey 2016 more than 90 per cent of students said that academics teaching on the course were enthusiastic about the subject area, and 100 per cent agreed they had good access to IT resources. More than 91 per cent of graduates from this course are in full-time employment or further education within six months of completing their course (DLHE 2014/15) earning an average salary of £22, 000 (Unistats).