The influence of interactive digital technology is immense. From games developed for smart phones and social media apps to embedded IoT devices, it has grown to touch every corner of our lives.
This course has been designed to meet the creative industry’s demand for highly qualified and imaginative people with world-class technical and design expertise.
You will work in industry-standard hi-tech labs as you study the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject, and gain the commercial, communication and team-working skills you will need to establish and build your career in this fast-moving industry.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn about the technologies and tools that support the digital creative industries, from the conception of an idea to its production
- Study game development and a range of other interactive artefacts created for platforms ranging from smart phones to art installations
- Develop your team-working skills as you produce content and technical artefacts, with an emphasis on the development of design and technical skills
- Gain an understanding of commercial software packages and how they are developed
- Explore the commercial potential of digital interactive technologies in a wide range of creative industries
- Challenge yourself by working on real-world external briefs supplied by our industry partners
- Benefit from the opportunity to develop and showcase a third year project at our digital technology poster day expo
You will gain valuable skills for a career within Interactive Digital Technologies as well as those relevant for a much wider range of applications such as information analysis or decision support systems.
The final year unit ‘Social and Professional Project Management’ requires you to work in a team to apply current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control. You will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.
The course has a strong vocational and employment focus through collaborations with institutions and professionals from the related creative industries. We aim to have assignments each year that are linked to a ‘live’ client who’s representatives set a brief and give feedback on your ‘pitches’ or presentations.
We also have talks from guests such as game developers, studio managers and successful graduates. Along with students on the Computer Games Development course you can participate in events like Game Jams or Hackathons.