If you don't have the right subjects or grades to enrol directly onto our BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development degree, this course offers an alternative route into degree study with an additional foundation year. This extra introductory year will give you the grounding you need to begin degree-level study. Accredited by BCS, this Computer Games Development course oﬀers a skill-set that will help you gain employment as a game programmer. You could find yourself at the heart of the game development process, from writing code, testing it and fixing bugs, to producing tools for other members of the team to use. Whether you're interested in artificial intelligence, game physics or cross- platform graphics rendering, the computer games industry is a thriving sector that oﬀers many opportunities to work with publishers, independent studios or middleware producers. This Games Development course places an emphasis on programming for computer games, but it also prepares you for a career in software development, and is your first step towards a rewarding career in the creative industries. You'll learn by doing, making use of high-performance computers and working individually and in teams to produce games to tight deadlines. You'll work on real problems that will prepare you for employment, and develop key skills to support lifelong learning. This Computer Games Development degree is based at our Treforest campus. USW Treforest is surrounded by green open spaces. Our students say they love the warm and friendly welcome and community atmosphere, as well as the convenience of living and studying in the same place. From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Treforest reflects the University’s history and its ambitions. Here you will find everything you need in one place - halls of residence, the library and sport centre, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.