Summary: This course allows you to follow an integrated, cohesive programme of study to postgraduate level, covering advanced topics. You learn to develop compelling games with exciting mechanics and strong gameplay, both as an individual and as part of a team. Course details: While the main focus is on casual games development, the skills taught also apply to roles within the broader games industry. As well as developing core theoretical and practical design skills, you also develop your entrepreneurial abilities to equip you for work as an independent developer in the social, casual and mobile games field. Themes include: game development, game mechanics, game prototyping, and interface and level design. These topics are areas of games development that are identified as being important current topics. Experience in these areas give you an advantage in the jobs market. In addition, the focus on casual games and entrepreneurship ensures you are fit to work for yourself or in a small studio. Being able to include work experience on your CV makes you a much more attractive applicant. You have a greater chance of improving your classification and the boost in confidence will give you the edge in job interviews. We have established excellent relationships with businesses giving you the opportunity to apply for summer, year-long and graduate placements with key organisations such as: Microsoft, Rare, Team 17, ZeroLight, R8 Games, Hammerhead VR, Dojo Arcade, Schlumberger, Sumo Digital and Coastsink. Student selection is carried out by employers through competitive interviews and often skills tests. Placements are not compulsory but are assessed and contribute to your final degree award. Our placements team gives you help and support throughout the placement process, including guidance on applications and interviews, to help you get a placement that suits you. After the course: This specialist degree offers the skills you need for a career in the games industry and provides generic skills for numerous other career paths. Future employment opportunities include creative director, games designer, scriptwriter, level designer, concept/storyboard artist, interface designer and games tester. Graduates from our games degrees have gone on to work as level designers, junior game designers, mission designers and artists and in a wide range of companies including 3rd Dimensions, Atomic Planet, Bizarre Creations, Blitz Games, Codeworks, Eutechnyx, Halch, Media Molecule, Microsoft Rare, Streamline, Frontier Rebellion, Rockstar North, Sega, Streamline, Traveller's Tales, Ubisoft Reflections, Venom, Virtual Playground, Volatile, Weta Digital and many more.