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Game Development (Programming)

Kingston University

12 months
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15600 GBP/year
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About

The Game Development (Programming) course at Kingston University enables you to study professional digital media practice in a microstudio environment with a focus on the programming skills necessary for the field of games development. Through a student-centred curriculum, you work as a games programmer to develop your specialist skills while working as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Overview

Key features:

  • The Game Development (Programming) course at Kingston University has been developed in consultation with our industry panel, and we are an educational partner of Sony Interactive Entertainment through PlayStation First. We are also an active member of TIGA, the games industry's representative body.
  • This course has been designed to utilise the best digital media expertise and resources from across the University, and will prepare you for employment in the digital media industry, where teams of specialists work together to develop and author innovative digital media projects.

What will you study?

You will design and create computer games, alone and in teams, using industry-standard production management tools and techniques that stimulate a professional environment of collaboration to deliver a product on time. You will also develop vertical-slice prototypes using new technologies, such as computer vision and stereoscopy, and will learn how to present yourself to potential employers through your professional presence and portfolio.

Where this course will take you

Graduates of this course are suited to jobs in the games and media industries, but the core skills you will learn are also excellent preparation for a wide range of computing careers. These include game programmer, AI programmer, VR game developer, VR developer, software engineer and technical programmer.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Digital Studio Practice

  • Media Specialist Practice

  • Real-time Programming

  • 3D Game Programming

  • Digital Media Final Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have a good honours degree in information technology, computer science, mathematics, physics or the academic equivalent.
  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate, either through qualifications or portfolio of works a solid understanding of digital media.
  • Exceptionally applicants may have no first degree but more than five years working in the field and/or a portfolio of works. In this case, there must be strong evidence that the applicant has the motivation to complete the course and the ability to work at this level. Experience in digital media or the games industry is particularly valuable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15600 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9430 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9430 GBP per year during 12 months.
Home and European Union
  • MSc part time  £5,187
Overseas (not EU):
  • MSc part time £8,580

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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