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Make an impact on the games industry
Are you keen to work in the games industry, but aren’t sure what you want to do yet? This degree will help you choose your career path as you explore a range of roles, projects and opportunities in games.
This BA (Hons) Games Design and Development degree will prepare you for a range of career options across this vibrant and fast growing industry. You will graduate as a technically proficient creative who is ready to bring a range of abilities to the workplace.
You will discover the creative components of the game development process including design design, programming, game theory, production, animation, narrative design, audio design, motion capture and a range of other disciplines.
You will work with our award winning 3D animation and VFX team and our BA (Hons) Esports course as you develop the core creative skills you will need in industry after you graduate.
You will develop all round workflow skills and a clear understanding of the production pipeline, enabling you to focus on a specialist topic of your choice in the final year. You will engage directly with industry via games development companies and experts and through master classes and mentoring.
On this course you will:
- Discover career opportunities across the games industry.
- Explore fundamental development disciplines including: design, programming, art, and production.
- Explore specialist development areas including: audio, writing, motion capture, games theory and more.
- Become confident in the games production pipeline.
- Learn from award-winning industry professionals both within the University and beyond.
As a part of the Department of Creative Industries you will benefit from our industry partnerships with companies including HyperX, DXRacer, Twitch, ARRI, and AVID, and be able to access to industry standard software such as Nuke, Maya and Houdini.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
You will learn through scheduled teaching activities including lectures, seminars, skills sessions, technical classes and practical workshops. Outside of scheduled teaching hours you will manage your own time and complete independent study and practical work for individual and group projects.
You will be assessed through a range of assignments including coursework, project work, written analysis and creative portfolios.
Use industry software and equipment
You will access industry standard facilities and be encouraged to work collaborative with students from other subjects on share modules.
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Gain practical experience
During your degree you can complete a 15-credit placement module during your second year if you secure work in a relevant company, or apply for a paid year-long industrial placement.
Industrial placement years usually take place between your second and third years of study so you can spend one year working with a company before returning to the University to complete your degree. This effectively extends your studies by one year. We will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement, but we are unable to guarantee placements.
Gaining industry experience during your degree will give you the opportunity to put your studies into practice and use the skills you develop on your course. Your placements will help to improve your CV and show employers that you have already completed work in industry when you graduate.
You may complete an international or European exchange as part of your studies. You may choose to undertake an exchange for one semester or a whole year at one of our partnership institutions.
Where you could go after your degree
This BA (Hons) Games Design and Development degree prepares you for a range of careers across the games industry.
You could be a:
- Games designer
- Level designer
- QA tester
You could choose to continue your studies to postgraduate level.
Postgraduate study options available at Chichester include:
- PGCE and Masters
- MA Screen Acting
- MA Composition for Film, TV and Games
- PhD Research
Typical offers (individual offers may vary):
Access to HE Diploma
Frequently asked questions
How do I apply?
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When does this course start?
This course starts in September 2022.