Do you love to code? Are you hoping to pursue a career in gaming? With an intensive focus on developing your C++ and object-orientated programming knowledge, as well as units exploring popular game development platforms like 3D Studio Max, Unreal Engine 4 and Unity, this course is ideally suited to helping you develop the broad range of skills needed to kick-start a career.
Alongside the development of advanced programming skills, this course covers computer graphics, the business of games, employability, project management, and the industry-standard Agile software development methodology. This broad comprehension will put you in the best possible position to find a place in this growing industry after graduation.
Development units remain the primary focus of the curriculum, where you’ll learn the latest programming and engine-based scripting methods from seasoned industry practitioners. You’ll also learn about game design theory, with a focus on producing fun, innovative games.
Solent University is part of the Southern Independent Games Network (SIGN). This network is focused primarily on providing support in areas associated with the business aspects of the games industry including funding, tax, marketing, law and intellectual property. This is carried out through a series of events and web-based resources, as well as by facilitating connections between members of the network and professionals within (and complimentary to) the video games industry.
What does this course lead to?
Graduates have gone on to find roles at games studios including Jagex and Fireproof Games, or business software development companies. Graduates have also created their own companies with help from the University’s business enterprise development scheme. Their work includes commercial simulation, creating gaming apps and winning development contracts from multinational companies.
Who is this course for?
This course is a must for gamers who want to turn their ideas into reality by learning the programming techniques to develop games from concept to production. The course is ideal for aspiring games developers, tool programmers or artificial intelligence programmers.