Computer Game Development*
by British Computer Society (BCS)
in Wales for overall satisfaction*
in Wales for teaching Satisfaction*
UCAS code: G451
Year of entry: 2019
UCAS Tariff: 112
Duration: 3YRS (FT) 4YRS (placement)*
Institution code: G53
Why choose this course?
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is ranked as one of the top places in the UK to study game development, with 100% overall student satisfaction according to the latest Unistats figures.
The course is designed to develop strong technical game development and project management skills to enhance your employability. With more than a decade of evolution behind it, this course enjoys the benefits of close industry links with regular visits and guest speakers as part of an integrated programme of presentations, discussion groups and social events.
A key element of the course is its emphasis on the technical skills that underpin games design, development and the game art pipeline. This includes areas such as games programming, agile project management, 3D modelling & simulation, motion capture and virtual reality systems.
We have an excellent track record for graduate employment with many of our students going on to work at some of the UK's most recognisable game studios.
In addition, our unique Business Accelerator initiative which delivers industry-standard theory and practice allowing students to gain valuable experience in the game development process and the management of a game studio.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is one of only eleven UK regional Tranzfuser hubs that are sponsored and supported by the UK Games Fund and UK Games Talent. Our business incubation centre (The Enterprise Lounge) plays a key role in supporting this initiative and is home to several student owned game studios.
We work closely with organisations such as Games Wales, BAFTA Cymru and the British Computing Society to ensure that our students always have access to cutting-edge industry related training and knowledge.
The option of an Industrial Placement Year is a defining feature of this programme. It takes place in year 3 after which students return to complete the final year of the course. The Industrial Placement Year provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience of the workplace, put the knowledge and skills developed so far into practice, and to acquire new information and abilities in a practical setting.
Overall satisfaction in 'computer games and animation' programmes (inc computer game development) was the highest in Wales. (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS data 2018)
This course is available to study this course with an Industrial Placement year in 2019 BSc (Hons) Computer Game Development (with Industrial Placement)* UCAS code CGIP
You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computer Game Development (four years including foundation year) UCAS code I620 or as a four-year Integrated Masters MComp Computer Game Development
UCAS code 57KS
*Subject to Validation. The University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. To do this we have a schedule for approving new programmes and updating existing ones. Some are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle and are shown as 'subject to validation'. As soon as the award is validated, details will be amended automatically. For those courses listed as subject to validation, please contact the Admissions Office on 01978 293439 for further information. Once a programme that you have applied for is validated, details will be communicated to you. If you are not happy with the changes made and wish to withdraw your choice, the University will assist you in finding an alternative programme.