Recent developments in computer and network technology have given rise to significant advances in the interactive entertainment industry, in areas such as robotics, online, video and mobile gaming. This course will prepare you for professional employment by providing you with specialist experience relevant to industry, as well as a solid background in computer science.
Reasons to study Computer Games Programming at De Montfort University:
- Join one of the top 10 most popular universities in the UK for home and EU students, as rated by UCAS
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- More than 96% graduate employability
DMU graduates in work or further study within six months of completing this course*
- Accredited by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
This course is accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT up to the 2017 intake and we expect accreditation to remain continuous following the conclusion of the usual re-accreditation process due to take place in early 2018.
- Gain an industry-ready skillset
develop the programming skills required to build the underlying components of games and entertainment software
- Dedicated work placements
Enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent placements undertaken at IBM (UK), Microsoft, Jagex Games Studios, Intel and Exel Computer Systems
- Industry-standard game development studios
featuring the latest technology for playing and developing games on a range of platforms, equipped with high-specification gaming PCs
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
we offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.
On this course you will study the latest techniques and resources for developing stand-alone, web-based and mobile games, featuring exciting graphics and animation. You will become familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games and programming languages and paradigms relevant to games development.
You will gain the programming skills required to build the underlying components of games and entertainment software, and become familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games.
There is a high demand in industry for skilled specialist programmers who are comfortable working in development teams, and you will be well placed to fulfil these roles when you graduate.
"DMU have put a lot of focus on professionalism and practicality. There was a lot of group work, as in the industry you rarely work alone, and building a portfolio from the work produced was of paramount importance to the course staff.”
Derry Holt, Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons) graduate
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