BSc (Hons) Games Design and Development and BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology share a common first year allowing you to transfer between courses after Year 1. This course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in game-oriented applications for mobile devices, the web and the increasingly important mobile and social gaming industry. You will learn how to design and develop software for this rapidly expanding and evolving field. Typical areas of study include game design and development, multimedia development, web and mobile development, mobile application development and human computer interaction. Through these units you will learn how to develop games for the web and mobile markets. In your final year you will have the opportunity to complete a major computer game related project. This programme combines web technology and application development with highly valued creative skills in interface and games design. Features and benefits of the course: - This degree combines web technology and application development with the development of highly valued creative skills in design and games design. - Accreditation renewal of the degree programme is in progress ahead of 2017 intake (and subsequent years), subject to re-approval by the British Computing Society, the chartered professional body for IT. A BCS accredited degree allows graduates on completion to gain Chartered IT Professional status and become a graduate member of the BCS. - We recently invested £300k in hardware upgrades across the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Our excellent facilities include ten new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs and Apple Macs with high performance systems and specialist software tools which work on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. - Teaching and research laboratories have advanced graphics workstations, clusters of graphical processing units and NEC SX61 and SX8 vector supercomputers. Our usability lab captures and analyses human behaviour as we interact with digital content. - You will develop your project management and digital media production/web/games development skills which will prove invaluable for a variety of employment contexts. - The four year sandwich route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on industrial placement boosting your employment prospects on graduation. - You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. You can also get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, gaming events and the student computing society. - Many of our computing and digital technology degrees share a common first year allowing you to transfer between courses after Year 1, as you develop your areas of interest.