Summary: Ever played a terrible game and thought you could design something better? Or been so gripped by one that you wish you had come up with the idea? Then think about a course in computer games design. The games designer makes great ideas become real, designing the rules and structure of a game. It involves working with many different people, understanding the roles of specialists who need to work together to create games. You develop 2D and 3D design skills alongside an appreciation of game mechanics and its relationship to game play, including conceptual, story, character, level and visual design. You also study game engines and industry technologies and compare their capabilities. Course details: 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 which open up numerous other career paths. Some of our graduates have been recognised as being among the world's best young games development talent, and feature in Develop magazine's annual 30 under 30. 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 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.