If you enjoy exploring what’s possible with digital design and games development, we could help you really get to know the subject. Our course gives you 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. It’s all designed to help you move on to a career in your chosen field. 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. You’ll also have the chance to produce and integrate artwork and graphical assets for computer games. And we’ll broaden things out to look at the subject in context, introducing current issues and ideas. During your three years of study, we’ll also aim to introduce emerging technologies that are coming up through the gaming industry. Your course is very much designed for the real world. We never forget you’ll leave here 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 an 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 team 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, 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).