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    Description

    The video games industry continues to grow every year with constant advances made in the field of Video Games Technology. Subsequently, the software is always evolving in order to push the limits of this technology and produce more and more advanced computer gaming experiences for the increasingly sophisticated gamer.

    The BSc/BSc (Hons) Computer Games programme suite aims to meet these continuing and development needs of the computer games industry.

    This programme is designed to provide graduates with theright mix of skills and knowledge needed to become a Game Designer. Game Design embraces a broad area of concerns encompassing elements of both software development and computer arts. This is reflected in the programme which embraces both the Software Engineering (usability/HCI) elements of Game play, Game level design, and key elements of Game Narrative and Story Telling which forms a critical element in the successful development of modern and complex computer games. The Design stream also provides coverage of computer arts, ie specialist media design and creation and game asset integration requirements for the game designer.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline As soon as possible Tuition fee

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    Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    • Year 1: Computer Systems Development, Database Development, Games Design, Web Development, Programming, Media Content Creation, Integrated Project 1, Computer Systems and Network Technology, Mathematics for Computer Games 1.
    • Year 2: Interactive Storytelling, Games Design 1, Software Modelling, Analysis and Design 1, Multimedia Authoring, Interaction Design, Integrated Project 2.
    • Year 3: Games Design 2, Psychology of Design, Graphic Design for Interactive Multimedia, Sequential Imagery Development, New Venture Creation, Integrated Project 3.
    • Year 4: Honours Project and Research Methods, Games Design 3, Honours Project, Reflective Practice for Personal Development, Serious Game Design.

    Note: All Year 1 students on the suite of computing based programmes (BSc Computer Games, BSc Computing, BSc Information Technology Management for Business and BSc Networking and Systems Support) follow a common first year. This provides a taster in a variety of subject areas to help students confirm their choice of specialist programme for Year 2 onwards.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    • Higher: BBB (one sitting); BBBC (two sittings)
    • A-Level: CC
    • ILC: BBB at Higher grade
    • Essential: Maths (H)
    • Summer School: If required, Summer School is available for Mathematics.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.

    Accreditation

    The programme is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) - the Chartered Institute for IT.

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