In this dynamic industry, you'll become a multi-skilled programmer, working with both hardware, such as consoles, and software including games engines. You'll use commercial software including C#, C++, UDK, CryEngine, Unity, Adobe Creative Suite and Autodesk 3ds Max. Through our membership of the PlayStation First Academic Programme, you’ll also have access to Move.me™ and PlayStation®Mobile(PSM), PlayStation®3 (PS3™) PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation®4 (PS4™). Benefit from guest lecturers who work within the gaming industry with previous speakers including Richard Lemarchand from Naughty Dog and Lewis Payne from Headstrong Games.
You also have the option to do a year's paid work placement as part of your studies with students previously working for Rockstar Games Lincoln, Codemasters, and Microsoft. You can visit EGX London (formerly Eurogamer expo), Comic-Con London and Digital Bristol, where you'll meet and network with professionals.
You can also participate in Games Jam, challenging yourself to create a game in 24 hours. Showcase your final year project at COMX, a university exhibition sponsored by the Institute of Engineering (IES). Visiting industry professionals use this to talent-scout for soon-to-be graduates.
You'll have the option to do a year's paid work placement as part of your studies, gaining valuable industry experience and contacts for when you graduate. Students within the computing school have worked for Rockstar Games Lincoln, Codemasters, and Microsoft.
- 3D modeler and animator
- Level designer
- Games programmer
- Games tester
Students can take field trips to visit EGX London (formerly Eurogamer expo), Comic-Con London and Digital Bristol. Students have also completed work placements with Rockstar Games Lincoln, Codemasters, and Microsoft.