Prepare for a career programming in the games industry, in sectors including mobile games, casual games, social media games, and AAA console game development. The Foundation Year provides an alternative entry route for students who don’t currently have the necessary academic profile to enter on to degree level study. From the very beginning of the degree you'll have the opportunity to develop games in an environment that mirrors industry working practices as closely as possible. You'll have the option of taking an industrial placement year between the second and final year, allowing you to gain invaluable work experience that will enhance your career prospects. You'll develop technical skills, but also the creative skills that are so sought after in the industry. The degree aims to prepare you for a career programming in the games industry, in sectors including mobile games, casual games, social media games, and – for the most successful students – AAA console game development. The skills taught during the course are also applicable in other areas of computing such as mainstream programming jobs, mobile app development or web development, or could lead to Masters level study in games programming, which is an established route into high profile game development studios.