Games and play are fundamental to the human experience and the largest entertainment industry in the world.
The new BSc (Hons) Games Development* course is designed to introduce you to the creative coding, technical and entrepreneurial skills necessary to be an independent games developer. Following a general year learning the basics of design, coding and research methods, you will go on to learn subject specific skills, gaining an appreciation for not only the technical aspects of game development but what constitutes good game design and how elements can be combined and tuned to make a concept entertaining. Collaboration is at the heart of good games design, and will be an important part of your time at NUA.
As a BSc (Hons) course the focus will be firmly on the science of game creation and developing your creative coding skills. You will receive tuition in mathematics, physics and psychology as well as creative coding. Your final year project will be the culmination of everything that you have learnt on the course, bringing your own game design from initial concept, all the way to a completed professional-quality game. Our research in industry shows that graduates who combine technical ability with creativity are very much in demand in the digital industries, where there is a current and projected future skills shortage.
Further information on this course will be available shortly.
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The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
“NUA gave me a really solid foundation in understanding the game development process and emphasised the importance of collaboration.”
Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate and read about the experiences of graduates such as Designer Zoltan Fejes, BA (Hons) Games Art and Design, 2009.
“The games industry is everything I wanted for my career. I’m surrounded by amazing, talented people that inspire me every day.”
Senior UX/UI Designer, Splash Games
BA (Hons) Games Art & Design, 2013
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