Computer Game Development (with foundation year)*
award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
in Wales for overall satisfaction*
in Wales for teaching Satisfaction*
UCAS code: I620
Year of entry: 2019 2020
UCAS Tariff: 48
Duration: 4YRS (FT)
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 UKs most recognisable game studios.
In addition, our unique Business Accelerator initiative which delivers industry standard theory and practice allowing students to gain valuable experience of 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.
You can also choose to study this course as a three year programme (without the foundation year) BSc (Hons) Computer Game Development UCAS code: G451
*Subject to re-accreditation When a course is revalidated, it must also be reaccredited. Accreditation also has to be renewed periodically for existing courses. The details on the website are based on the accreditation of the previous or current version of the course, and the anticipated updates are made as soon as they are known. The majority of courses that are still ‘subject to re-accreditation’ are approved as expected however, this is not guaranteed and should the accreditation not be approved as planned, or be significantly amended or delayed, you will be informed by the university. The course will still run, but assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider, if applicants do not wish to continue without accreditation.