801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Game Design and Development - Sheffield Hallam University

•Learn the key techniques and skills required to create a wide variety of games. •Attain a deep understanding of game play. •Create prototypes and game concept pitches for external clients and experts •Collaborate with students from other gaming disciplines to understand game production in a team context. •Gain the visual communication and creative problem-solving skills industry employers are looking for. On this course, you'll explore the artistry and industry of games design. You’ll complete real game development projects and develop your own creative approach, with access to cutting-edge facilities and resources supported by the likes of Sony Playstation. Upon graduation, you'll have the portfolio, experience and qualifications you need to land an exciting position. This course employs a creative, practice-based approach set within the context of group project activity. This emulates the collaborative nature of professional practice within the creative industries, and is underpinned by analysis, iteration of ideas and concepts, and reflection on creative processes. As you progress through the course you will be able to choose your own focus and develop your understanding of specific roles within game development and game design. You will design and create prototypes, organise playtesting sessions with potential audience members, work as a member in an agile game development team and produce and maintain a professional portfolio of own game design work. You learn through •lectures and tutorials •supervision sessions •design workshops •group projects •self-directed study •field trips