601–800 th
World University Rankings 2021
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, United Kingdom

Computer Games Design - University of Huddersfield

**If your passion is exploring what’s possible with digital design and games development, and want to learn more about conceptualisation and analysis, level design and prototyping with game engines, our course could help you get to be where you want to be. We provide you with the chance to take a broader and deeper look at games development, and explore what you can do. We’ll encourage you to get creative and ambitious with your designs, and develop some visionary ideas.** We explore some of the more complex aspects of game and level design, and games art during the course. We aim to cover all the bases, including how to develop, design, plan and create game ideas and concepts, including: - 3D modelling - Sculpting - Texturing - Animation - Visual design During the course, we’ll also aim to introduce emerging technologies that are coming up through the gaming industry, as well as exploring the subject in context, exploring current research, issues and ideas. You’ll plan creative game ideas, and then produce the integrated artwork and graphical assets for your games, both on your own but also in a group setting so we can support you in developing your team working abilities, which reflects the way the industry operates. To view work from our students, read news from the course and see some of our graduate destinations visit Hud Uni Games (https://helios.hud.ac.uk/canalside/HudUniGames/) Your course is very much designed for the real world – it carries the Creative Skillset (http://creativeskillset.org/) Tick which identifies courses best suited to prepare you for a Creative Industries career. We know you'll graduate with the hope to gain a job in the industry, so we maintain active links with business and industry figures. During your course you could have the chance to hear industry guest speakers – in the past we’ve hosted art directors, animators, illustrators and designers from the freelance world and from companies like Rockstar, Formerdroid and Realtime UK. During your studies you’ll also have the chance to take part in lots of internal Game Jams. We’ll also encourage you to get involved in externally organised events like the Global Game Jam. If you’d like to take what you’ve learnt out into the real world, we also give you the opportunity to spend a placement year working in the industry. Our Placement Unit can help you find a position that’s right for you. Alternatively, we have a small number of placements available in our in-house games development studio, Canalside Studios (http://www.canalsidestudios.com/), where you could find yourself working as part of a team developing games for a range of platforms including Xbox Live Arcade, iPhone and Android. Previous students have also developed software with the NHS, The Royal Armouries and the West Yorkshire Fire Service. Finally, if you’re a student from within the UK or the EU, you could even think about starting your own small business while you’re here by applying for the Enterprise Placement Year (EPY) - https://students.hud.ac.uk/enterprise/enterpriseplacementyear/ You might like to hear what Dayna has to say about studying Computer Games Design BA(Hons) at the University of Huddersfield - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/student-profiles/games/

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,HuddersfieldUnited Kingdom