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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:
- More than 91% graduate employability
in work or further study within six months of completing this course*, earning an average salary of £22,000** and working for companies such as; Intel Corporation, Sonar Systems and Codemasters
- Accredited by the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
the first step to achieving the industry-recognised Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status
- 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 Predator and Alienware 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
*The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2014/15
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