Summary: A games designer designs the rules and mechanics of a game, a programmer implements the gameplay. This innovative new course teaches you both sets of skills, combining programming and game design to equip you with the knowledge required to develop your own games or to enter the games industry as a technical game designer or a games programmer. Course details: Technical game development investigates game design theory and mechanics and technical application. It teaches you how to work in small and mid-scale development teams to create innovative games in a range of engines. Graduates will be ideal candidates for a range of careers in the dynamic world of game development and beyond. The course themes include: creative development of projects from pitch to prototype, games programming, games design theory and technical application, and team-based development including creating a range of game types within small and large-scale teams. After the course: Being able to include work experience on your CV makes you a much more attractive applicant. You have a much higher chance of improving your degree classification and the boost in confidence will give you the edge in job interviews. 98% of our students who complete a work placement achieve a high level degree classification and are offered a graduate job within six months of graduating. We have established excellent long-term 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 the 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 will help and support you throughout the placement process, including guidance on applications and interviews, to help you get a placement that suits you.