801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
201+
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Tees Valley, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS1 3BX, United Kingdom

Technical Game Development - Teesside University

**Summary**: A games designer designs the rules and mechanics of a game, a programmer implements the gameplay. This innovative 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. 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. Placements are not compulsory but if taken, are assessed and contribute to your final degree award. **After the course**: This course provides you with a range of technical and design skills, making you the perfect candidate for a career as a technical designer or an independent games developer. The course has been developed with input from games studios who require games designers with scripting skills, offering graduates an opportunity to fill a skills need in industry. For those wishing to become an independent game developer, entrepreneurial support from University-based DigitalCity can help you to start your career or set up a small business. Many small studios now take advantage of Kickstarter funding to generate the funds to develop their games. As a graduate of this course, you have the skills to put forward a polished proof of concept to attract funding.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2021-01-18
  • Location
    Teesside University,MiddlesbroughUnited Kingdom